WEST HARTFORD — Developers have submitted plans to the town to construct a mixed-use residential and commercial building near the corner of Farmington Avenue and Trout Brook Drive.
Farmington Avenue Acquisitions, LLC — comprised of developers Avner Krohn, Brian Zelman and Richard and Zach Korris — own the office buildings located at 920 and 924 Farmington Ave.
Their plan is to redevelop those two buildings into a single structure that will house 48 residential units and have around 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project will also have 61 on-site parking spaces.
The building will have 40 one-bedroom units and eight two-bedroom units, the developers said.
The developers said they hope the location’s proximity to Blue Back Square and West Hartford Center will make it an appealing place to live for those not looking to always rely on their vehicles.
“If approved, this new community will offer residents convenient, walkable access to a wide range of services — restaurants, shops, gyms, groceries, dry cleaners, health care, movies, the library and many more — just a few steps from their front door,” Krohn, who is founder, chairman and CEO of Jasko Development, said in a statement.
Zelman and Richard and Zach Korris are all West Hartford residents.
Zelman is the principal of Zelman Real Estate, which specializes in commercial real estate development as well as investment, consulting and brokerage. Richard and Zach Korris are owners and developers of retail properties.
“As the gateway to West Hartford Center, this community will be the first structure most see when they come to the area,” Zelman said in a release. “We believe we’ve designed our building to help serve as an desirable entry point to our town center.”
The developers also stated they do not intend to use the commercial space for a restaurant, but instead for other kinds of businesses. They are looking to accommodate one to three tenants.