$34M mixed-use apartment project eyed for former Puritan Furniture property in West Hartford

The transit-oriented development, which needs town approval and will be dependent on a zoning change, would represent the third major apartment project to be located in West Hartford’s New Park Avenue corridor near the Elmwood and Flatbush CTfastrak bus stations. The developer is Sami Abunasra who bought the property in 2020 for $1.1 million, after Puritan Furniture announced it was closing following more than 70 years in business. Abunasra also owns and operates the Ashley HomeStore Outlet that currently occupies some of the more than 100,000-square-foot property. On Thursday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the project will receive a $953,646 brownfield grant, which would go toward cleaning up the 2.97-acre site. The property has several environmental issues, Gorski said, including asbestos and underground storage tanks.


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