Affordable Housing Goals Open Hartford Infrastructure Summit

540 New Park, which is primarily affordable housing located near the CTfastrak, opened in West Hartford in 2023. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, who participated in a panel discussion, said multi-family housing around transit-oriented development was an important factor in a community’s growth, but could also be controversial among residents worried about their property values. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Affordable housing aspirations dominated the early panels of an all-day conference in Hartford Friday dedicated to what Connecticut may look like in 2035 given investments expected to be funded using federal infrastructure dollars.

State and local officials gathered with developers and others at the Hartford Club for the ConnStruct Infrastructure Summit, a series of panel discussions on opportunities for investment enabled by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, spearheaded by the Biden administration and passed by Congress two years ago.

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