The Hartford Courant recently published a detailed article about the $65 million conversion of the West Hartford convent on Park Road into apartments. The Courant explores the history of the site and the future of the project–which will bring 292 much needed rental housing units to the city–and describes how Amenta Emma Architects created a design to benefit the neighborhood and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambéry.
“We did not want a commercial area with a strip mall, if you get my drift,” Sister Barbara Mullen said. “We did not feel that after 135 years here, that what was built with blood, sweat and tears — literally — to go for a strip mall. We wanted to preserve it. And this just fit.”