Columbus House Breaks Ground at Connecticut Valley Hospital

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the beginning of the restoration and preservation of Shepherd Home on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Among the 60 friends and honored guests in attendance at the event were The Honorable Matthew Lesser, CT State Representative, 100th District, and The Honorable Daniel Drew, Mayor of Middletown. Columbus House is excited to have begun the transformation of this historic 1920's nurse’s quarters - formerly the Mary Shepherd Home that sits on the Connecicut Valley Hospital campus at the corner of Bow Lane and Eastern Drive - into 32 units of permanent supportive housing with a preference for Veterans experiencing homelessness.


Plans call for 26 one-bedroom and 6 studio leased apartments within the existing vacant structure, which most recently was used for 25 years as temporary housing for homeless adults.


Columbus House is the project developer working with an experienced design and construction team who will restore the Shepherd Home’s exterior and interior. Partners include Brad Schide, LLC, DeMarco Management, Enterprise Builders, Northeast Collaborative Architects, and St. Vincent de Paul Middletown.


Funders include: CT Housing Finance Authority, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CT Department of Housing, National Equity Fund, US Park Service, CT Department of Economic Development, Historic Preservation, Middletown Housing Authority, Corporation for Supportive Housing, CT Trust for Historic Preservation, Eversource and the Home Depot Foundation.


Learn more about this project in the Hartford Courant here and here


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