WECA Historic Homes Rehab Tax Credit Event

Blue Multi-Family

We’ve covered the Historic Homes Rehabilitation Tax Credit a few times on the site. This week there is an opportunity to learn about it in person at a live event put together by the Architectural History and Resources Committee of the West End Civic Association. Join us at the Connecticut Historical Society on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 7:00. The event will feature a presentation by Mary Dunne of the State Historic Preservation Office about

A School in the West End: Community Meeting

Last night CREC presented their proposal to the public at the West End Civic Association general meeting. The event was standing room only, with well over 50 residents in attendance, and it was a lively affair. Among the attendees were the Mayor, three City Council members, and the Superintendent of Hartford Public Schools. After some initial West End announcements, CREC gave their presentation covering the school, the site, and reasons why they felt it was

A School in the West End: Arguments Against

Continuing with our series on the CREC proposal to build a permanent facility for their Museum Academy Magnet School, today we cover the arguments against the project. Monday we gave an overview, Tuesday was the site visit, and yesterday were the arguments supporting the proposal. Remember, these were the main concerns as of a 2/21/2012 WECA sub-committee meeting but positions (and CREC’s proposal) may evolve over time. Opponents to the project have raised the following

Zoning & Density in Hartford's West End

On Thursday, October 29th, the West End Civic Association (WECA) Planning & Zoning Committee met to begin a conversation about many of the zoning-related issues that the neighborhood found contentious during the past year. The agenda listed density as the main topic, with specific mention of converting existing properties to include more approved units, new condo and multi-unit developments, fairness issues around illegal rentals, accessory dwelling units, the financial impact of zoning decisions on homeowners,

Our Topsy Turvy Tomato Experiment

Kyle and I are both originally from Vermont. I think this means that we are supposed to have green thumbs. My theory comes from the fact that when I was in college just about every person that learned I was from Vermont asked “Did you grow up on a farm?” To set the record straight, neither Kyle nor I grew up on a farm. Perhaps as a tribute to our “heritage,” each year we try