A series of entries designed to capture the ongoing adventures of NINA! See how we came to be where we are today, and follow along as we enter the new century of social media!Category: News
Kyle Bergquist posted a piece on his blog today about 115 Sigourney Street and our work in Asylum Hill. Kyle and his wife Amy are Hartford real estate agents (they not only sell homes in Hartford but live in Hartford, too!), and they have been terrific supporters of NINA's work over the years. For Hartford Heritage Homes, they pitched in by helping us out with a market analysis on the project that we submitted to our funders for this project. This analysis persuaded the funders that our homes would sell, and that in turn led to our ability to get this project underway!
Hartford and NINA are very fortunate to have partners like the Bergquists who are committed to the revitalization of Hartford.
The Partnership for Strong Communities mentioned NINA's work on affordable housing in Asylum Hill in a nice piece on diversifying Hartford's affordable housing stock on its web site today. Not to sound ungrateful, but they did get the address of the Zunner Building wrong! It's at 207 Garden Street, and it does include a three-bedroom along with several one-bedroom apartments, all of which are affordable and in a fantastic location. The addresses that the piece did list, 87 and 89 Atwood Street, are still NINA projects, though. They are the side-by-side, three-story townhomes that we located behind the historic facade of a Perfect Six.
The other address listed, 4-40 Vine Street, is a fantastic set of buildings beautifully restored by our peer CDC, Sheldon Oak Central.
A nice shot of the award, taken in NINA's conference room.
Tonight, the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association held its 20th anniverary gala atop The Hartford's Office Tower. AHNA recognized NINA's contribution to the revitalization of Asylum Hill with a "Neighbor with a Heart" award, and the photo is Ken Johnson receiving that award. That’s Jackie McKinney of AHNA standing to his right.
It's a terrible photo. Really. Your intrepid blogger was desperately ill that evening, and he stuck out the ceremony only long enough to get this photo. He'll work on getting better photos now.
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