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Makeover set for ex-Hartford church assets

BY Gregory Seay

2/5/2019
Photo | Contributed
Photo | Contributed
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church on Main Street in Hartford
A New Jersey landlord plans to convert several former Hartford church properties into an estimated 100 apartments.

Aria Legacy Group (ALG) confirmed Tuesday its recent purchase for an undisclosed amount four properties in the city's South End: 160 Main St., the site of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church; 180 Main St., a former school; 11 Charter Oak Place, a former convent dormitory; and 20 Clifford St., formerly St. Augustine School.

All but the church building -- shuttered since Dec. 2017 and which ALG hopes to sell -- will be transformed into apartments, featuring fitness center, parking and laundry services, ALG Managing Principal Joe Novoseller said.

ALG says it owns and operates 16 buildings and 80 housing units within blocks of the former church properties.

"We believe the redevelopment will support the downtown renaissance that's occurring in Hartford and drawing in more young people," Novoseller said. "We have been investing and operating in Greater Hartford since 2015 …"

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