Affordable housing is being designed for the vacant CT convent building

ENFIELD — Once they were hoping to build 330 residential units on a large lot on Enfield Street, developers have come forward with a new proposal that plans to build just 45 units.

The Felician Sisters of North America, which has managed Our Lady of the Angels Monastery and surrounding buildings on a roughly 30-acre campus since 1932, plans to get back before city planners in a few months with a large-scale new project. – Propose support for affordable housing units for seniors supported by a federal housing grant.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs awarded a $10 million grant to Felician Sisters partner, Boston-based nonprofit The Community Builders Inc., to redevelop affordable rental housing for low-income residents. 62 and above.

HUD funding will support the repurposing of the vacant St. Felix Center on the Felician Sisters’ Enfield Street campus into 45 units, with 41 one-bedrooms and four studios, according to Christine Anderson, senior development project manager at Community Builders. The partners plan to go before the Planning and Zoning Commission to obtain a special permit for the project sometime this winter, she said.

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