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Affordable Housing in former Catholic School in New London, Connecticut

Gov. Malloy Announces Awards for Affordable Housing

Posted on March 28, 2016 by Karin • Filed under: , ,

Our historic conversion of the former Saint Mary of the Sea Catholic school to affordable apartments at Saint Mary Place is one of 8 projects awarded funds in support of affordable housing. The 1898 structure requires considerable restoration and renovation to bring the building up to code, but is well-suited to a multi-family use. The 12 classrooms will be converted to 20 studio and 1-bedroom apartments. The basement, which is partially above ground will house the common areas: offices, a large common room, mailboxes, and other community spaces.

Visit our Project page for Saint Mary Place.

From the Governor’s Press Release:

DOH will provide up to $2,750,000 to The Connection Fund, Inc. to assist in the rehabilitation and conversion of the historic St. Mary Star of the Sea elementary school in the heart of New London into 20 units of affordable rental housing.  The rehabilitation activities will preserve the building’s historic character. The project is within walking distance of many New London amenities, including transit, shopping, restaurants, employment centers, and medical facilities.

“Affordable housing is key to creating vibrant communities that attract families, workers, businesses, and private investments.  Access to housing helps boost competitiveness, attracts business, and builds our economy.  That’s why our administration has been so committed to making these critical investments,” Governor Malloy said.

Read the full press release here.

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