Pictured: An aerial view of Asylum Avenue, including the new townhouses and the entrance to the west side of campus.
An assisted living building is the first white-roofed building on the right side of the internal drive.
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About The Project

The 58-acre property, located at the crossroads of Asylum Avenue and Trout Brook Drive, served as the home of the West Hartford campus of the University of Connecticut from 1970 to 2017. Before its development as a university satellite campus, the property was farmlands around which a neighborhood of single-family homes was established.

About Us

West Hartford 1 LLC was created specifically for the acquisition and development of HERITAGE PARK. We are joined by a seasoned development team with first-hand knowledge of West Hartford and experience designing and building beautiful residential and multi-use projects scaled for their surroundings.


The wetland pond and foot bridge that leads east from the spa toward the lawns and meadow walk.
The apartments across Trout Brook Drive can be seen in the distance on the right.

Cherry blossom trees around sidewalk in park

View from Wet Meadow Walk to Assisted Living.

Bikers strolling down path in park

View from village Main Street to mixed-use residential building.

West Side of Campus

West Side of Campus

The west side of campus, looking from the woodland trail that begins on Trout Brook Drive, westward toward the central plaza with its mixed-use retail and residential buildings.

East side of Oakwood campus

East Side of Campus

Aerial view on Trout Brook Drive, looking north.


Our goal is to create a small village of residential apartments and assisted living, townhouses, an organic market, signature steakhouse, small retail shops and other features that will blend with the homes on Lawler Road and Asylum Avenue and calm traffic flow throughout.

The village main street, looking North.

The village Main Street, looking north.

A street view of the townhouses envisioned for Asylum Avenue, looking westward

A street view of the townhouses envisioned for Asylum Avenue, looking westward.

Click here for the latest site plan, updated November 16th.

Proposed Site Plan


Together, the HERITAGE PARK team looks forward to discussions and idea-sharing with the Town of West Hartford and with neighbors, residents and community organizations. These discussions will ultimately shape the plans we propose for HERITAGE PARK, a plan that is worthy of this neighborhood and which will contribute to West Hartford’s vitality.


Garden Homes

Garden Homes is one of the largest multifamily development and management companies in the United States. It has developed several multi-family communities in Connecticut, including Aspen Green in Simsbury, Woodland Green in Bloomfield and Country Walk at Windsor.


Newman Architects

Newman Architects is a knowledge-driven architectural practice based in New Haven that brings more than six decades of design leadership to public and private organizations. In partnership with clients and communities, Newman seeks to create sustainable places that enhance the way people live, learn, and work. Newman seeks sustainable architecture – aligned with its time, culture, purpose and setting – an architecture of belonging and possibility: connecting people to each other, to the world, and to their capacity for experience.


BL Companies

Founded in 1986, BL Companies is an employee-owned company that has grown to become a leading multi-discipline design firm known for its quality, creativity and successful track record. The company has offices in 12 states, from Connecticut to Florida.


Alter & Pearson, LLC

Alter & Pearson is a boutique business and real estate law firm located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, representing clients throughout the state. Founded by Peter Jay Alter and Robin Messier Pearson in 2012, Alter & Pearson has become synonymous with high-quality, result-driven representation and numerous well-received developments.

Our vision for HERITAGE PARK will harmonize with the growth happening throughout West Hartford and be designed appropriately for our unique site conditions and neighborhood. Much has happened in the marketplace since West Hartford 1 purchased the campus property in January 2022. We believe we can provide a balanced blend of residential, health-related and retail uses that lend themselves to HERITAGE PARK’s small-scale village feel that will be more suitable to the former campus than previous proposals.

Domenic Carpionato
West Hartford 1 LLC -