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

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,

Zoning Signs in Your Neighborhood

I went out for my run this morning and zipped past this sign down the street from my house. It wasn’t there a few days ago. The homeowner of the house is making a request to the Zoning Board of Appeals in Hartford, as they must want to modify the use of the home in some way. My guess is that they are petitioning to turn the 2-family home into a 3-family home. So when

Hartford's West End Walking Tour, Saturday October 4th

If you enjoy architecture, Hartford history, or just spending time outside on a nice fall morning, you might want to participate in an upcoming architecture tour in Hartford’s West End neighborhood. Behind the Facades: Architectural Heritage of the West End is sponsored by the Hartford Preservation Alliance and co-sponsored by WECA’s Architectural History & Resources Committee. The walk will showcase the results of Hartford’s prominence as a state capitol and center of business and culture.