New housing development along CTfastrak in West Hartford latest sign of revival along New Park Avenue

The $20 million project will bring another 52 mixed-income apartments to the mile-long stretch between the Elmwood and Flatbush CTfastrak stations. The “workforce” housing is expected to be ready for occupancy in May, 2022. Trout Brook Realty Advisors, the development arm of the West Hartford Housing Authority, planned both projects and sees a dual purpose. First, tenants can easily board the busway for work and when they return, they become residents of the area. Kristen Gorski, West Hartford’s economic development coordinator, said 616 New Park has enjoyed high occupancy and a waiting list since its opening. The new development will replace a long-vacant and blighted warehouse and will require the removal of environmental contamination on the property. The improvements are expected to go into construction in 2022.

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