Alfred E. Plant Housing Complex
West Hartford, CT
The 42 new units at the Alfred E. Plant Housing Complex broaden the town of West Hartford’s ability to meet the regional need for affordable elderly housing.
A three-story, 30,000-SF building, the structure provides a new image for the facility. The new units are a mix of affordable and market rate elderly units, offer open-plan living, and some are handicap accessible. The existing 95 unit renovations include upgraded bathrooms, finishes, and ADA accessibility. Outdoor site upgrades include a measured walking path and cultivated lawn for recreation and entertainment. Energy efficiency was increased by replacing the existing exterior window system and inefficient boilers.
The driving force behind the project was the housing authority’s desire to take control of the property. The design and development team worked with the Owner to file the demolition/disposition of the units from HUD control, and worked with CHFA to acquire funding.
Cost: $3.1 million