Stuart Farm Apartments
A development of Kent Affordable Housing, Inc.
In December 2012 the first tenants were welcomed to Stuart Farm Apartments. Smaller than most affordable housing complexes, Stuart Farm is more like a family compound. The two-acre site is close to the center of Kent, is graced by stone walls and mature trees, and adjoins a land preserve.
The development comprises two townhouse units with two bedrooms, two single level apartments, and a fully handicap-accessible unit. Rents range from approximately $750 to $925 for families making no more than $30,450 for one person and $65,800 for four persons. All applicants need stable modest incomes, satisfactory credit and criminal reports, personal and professional references, and family size appropriate to the unit.
Stephen Lasar Architects of New Milford, CT, designed the handsome apartments, combining the traditional appearance of the old farm house and modern energy efficiency. Development of the complex was guided by Housing Enterprises of Enfield, CT, and it was built by Haynes Construction of Seymour, CT.
The CT Historic Preservation Trust gave Stuart Farms Apartments a 2015 Award of Merit for its adaptive reuse of the original 1828 farmhouse.
Kent Affordable Housing’s funding for Stuart Farm Apartments came from the CT Department of Economic & Community Development, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Union Savings Bank, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, private gifts and support from the people of Kent and the surrounding area.
Stuart Farm Apartments Set to Expand
Groundbreaking for Stuart Farm Apartments, Phase II
July 14, 3PM, at 15 Maple Street Extension in Kent
All are invited!
In June 2014, Kent Affordable Housing Inc. announced the start of a new initiative to expand its Stuart Farm Apartments. Thanks to the Kent Sewer Commission’s new line extending the town sanitary waste system and to a small variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals, KAH is now moving ahead with the creation of five new apartments on the two-acre property on Maple Street Extension.
The new project again benefited from the work of consultants Housing Enterprises, Inc. and architect Stephen Lasar. We expect that the first $25-30,000 spent will be KAH funds—a reminder of how important local contributions are to our mission.
The Dept. of Housing granted KAH a predevelopment loan in late 2014. The application for full funding, was approved in 2015, and funds became available in April 2017. The construction started in June and should be complete early in 2018. Rents will be determined by the final budget and applications should be available around the end of 2017.