Apartment plan near UConn Health draws Farmington neighbors’ opposition

A developer’s plan for 146 apartments near the UConn Health Center is drawing stiff neighborhood opposition. Farmington-based Metro Realty Group is presenting its plan as a way to bring modern apartments to a stretch of Route 4 that has become a medical and technology jobs corridor. The property is behind the Hartford Health Care Medical Group’s office at 406 Farmington Ave. It would be built off a dead end called Quarry Road, with the entrance drive reaching Farmington Avenue roughly across from the Homewood Suites hotel. Metro Realty would need a zone change to proceed. Neighbors have been pressing for a “no” vote because, they say, a 45-foot-high building in a previously undisturbed woodland simply isn’t in keeping with what the town’s development plan recommends. The planning and zoning commission was scheduled to hear comment about the proposal Monday, but has postponed that session until March 8.


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