West Hartford nonprofit plans more affordable apartments with total rebuild of campus

West Hartford Fellowship Housing, a nonprofit affordable housing group in town, is planning to rebuild its Starkel Road campus, adding 95 more affordable units to the property. The plan would go ahead should the Town Council grant Town Manager Rick Ledwith the ability to execute a 99-year lease agreement with West Hartford Fellowship Housing Development Corporation, a new branch of the nonprofit. The resolution will go to the Town Council at its Jan. 24 meeting. Affordable housing can be scarce in West Hartford, though the Town Council recently took steps to entice developers to include more affordable housing units in developments. Currently hundreds of approved housing units are either being built or approved to be built in town. Garilli said construction would be done in phases. West Hartford first approved plans for the redevelopment of the property in 2019. The Town Council delayed its decision on the resolution regarding the lease until its Jan. 24 meeting to let the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission do a standard review.


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