COC Board Chair Honored
On September 18, 2013, the first annual Truglia Thumbelina Fund dinner was held at the Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. This year’s honoree was Courtney Nelthropp, COC Chairman of the Board of Commissioners. Since 1996, the Truglia Thumbelina Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Fairfield County Community Foundation, has met the special needs of Stamford’s children. This fundraiser secured money that will continue to support the programs serving the youth in our area that are less fortunate.
The Truglia Thumbelina Fund, Family Centers, Charter Oak Communities and Stamford Hospital were pleased to recognize Courtney for his unyielding passion for community service and his dedication to improving the lives of Stamford’s low and moderate income residents.
For over 30 years, Courtney’s charitable and volunteer efforts have helped to strengthen the fabric of the Stamford community. As owner and operator of the city’s Sir Speedy franchise, Courtney has generously provided pro-bono printing and design services to numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Fairfield County. Courtney also serves as a Director of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District and assists in making the downtown area a thriving place for residents, visitors and businesses.
We thank the residents, staff, state representatives, community members and sponsors for making the evening an incredible success.
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Charter Oak Communities Begins Construction of Greenfield, its New Mixed-Income Community in Stamford
Charter Oak Communities (Housing Authority of the City of Stamford) hosted a formal groundbreaking ceremony on August 14 for Greenfield, a 45-unit mixed-income residential development to be built on Merrell Avenue, in Stamford (14 to 100 Merrell Ave.). The project will be completed by fall 2014.
Greenfield is the third phase of the Vidal Court revitalization, a comprehensive, multi-phase replacement of an obsolete and deteriorated 216-unit rental apartment complex developed in 1955 under the State Moderate Rental Program. Of Greenfield’s 45 mixed-income housing units, 27 will be rented to low- or moderate-income households and be designated as replacement housing for Vidal Court. The remaining 18 units will be designated for market-rate households.
The new development will include 10 one-, two- and three-story buildings on an approximately three-acre creatively landscaped and well-lighted site, with off-street parking. Greenfield will feature a wide range of customized amenities, multi-bedroom modern apartments, “green” construction, energy-efficient appliances and heating/cooling, and human services support provided by an on-site resident services coordinator from Family Centers.
Redevelopment Plan for Vidal Court
Click here to view the Redevelopment Plan for Vidal Court.