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Neighborhood Vision

The Asylum Hill neighborhood is attractive and welcoming with a unique mix of historical housing stock, corporate headquarters, major health facilities, small businesses, museums, churches, schools, multi-unit housing, a library and public transportation. These assets put Asylum Hill in an excellent position for neighborhood growth and development that will keep pace with Hartford’s strategic growth plans. AHNA’s vision for the future of Asylum Hill includes:

  • Access to downtown Hartford and the region that is simple and safe for people on foot, bicycle, car or mass transit.
  • New zoning and façade standards for Farmington Avenue businesses that encourage a mixed use neighborhood with businesses, shops and housing.
  • An expansion of available housing for people of all economic levels.
  • A high performance West Middle Elementary School that, with the Classical Magnet School and Hartford High School, attracts students and encourages families to move into the neighborhood.
  • An expanded, coordinated mass transit system including Union Station and  CTfastrak to bring people into the neighborhood safely, inexpensively and efficiently.
  • Beautification of the Farmington Avenue streetscape through new lighting, sidewalk repair, paving and medians.
  • Rezoning portions of the neighborhood to encourage owner-occupied homes and reduce population density.