New housing hopes to attract Electric Boat workers to New London

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — A new apartment complex is hoping to attract new professionals to New London.

Among those are the Electric Boat engineers and designers hired by the Groton shipbuilder which took over the former Pfizer headquarters in New London.

The A.R. Building Company out of Pittsburgh is nearing completion on the 104-unit complex at 60 Mansfield Road.

There are two bedroom, one bedroom, and studio units in the Mansfield Apartments.

“All stainless steel appliances in every unit,” explained property manager Adam Romeo, who gave News 8 a tour of the complex.

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Each apartment also has a washer and dryer, floor to ceiling windows, and a balcony.

“Everything here, like I said, is totally unique to the area,” said Romeo. “There’s nothing like it.”

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The new Mansfield Apartments also have a fitness center, a yoga room, a pet and bike washing room, and a lounge with a fireplace and billiard table.

“This is the first market rate and really high-end apartment complex to be built in the city in decades so it’s good news,” said New London Mayor Michael Passero.

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He also says what is great news is that there are similar projects in the works. A building boom which could be credited in part to Electric Boat.

“EB has a huge presence in this area and I think this will be a great place for their employees to live,” said Romeo.

“People want to live, work, and play in the same place,” said Mayor Passero. “This is sort of a new thing and New London is riding that tide right now.”

The $15 million dollar complex was the first in Connecticut for the A.R. Building Company which just broke ground on a second one in Groton. Studios start at $1,350 a month with discounts for preferred employers.

“Anything we can do to team the local businesses, that’s what we’re all about,” said Romeo.

He says the apartments will be ready for people to move in as early as next Monday.

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