540 New Park

A new housing development in West Hartford, 540 New Park, replaces a blighted, abandoned and now-demolished auto parts store and contributes to solving the community’s affordable housing shortage. The project, which opened in December 2022, is fully occupied, attesting to the pent-up demand for such housing.

The project, designed for LEED Silver equivalency, is a 52-unit mixed-use, multi-family, multi-generational building in partnership with Trout Brook Realty Advisors, a non-profit developer for the West Hartford Housing Authority (WHHA). The new development is adjacent to the CTFastrak Busway, giving residents easy access to employment opportunities.

The one- and two-bedroom units are priced both market rate and at rates attractive to a workforce earning at or below 60 percent of the area’s median income. The 1,500 square feet of retail space is occupied by Community Resources, Inc., which assists residents with long-term housing stability strategies.


AIA Connecticut Design Awards – Merit – Multi-Family Residential

I love living here. From the staff to the residents, I feel very comfortable here with my kids. Our apartment is gorgeous, with all updated appliances and beautiful natural light coming from the huge windows. We’re right by the CTfastrak, and we’re smack in the middle of all the shopping I could possibly need. I’m especially pleased that my kids are in an amazing school district. We hope to stay here for a very long time.

540 New Park

Location: West Hartford, CT
Size: 58,220 sf
Certification: LEED Silver
Status: Completed 2023

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