• Multifamily Housing Community
  • 410 Residential Units
  • Construction - 2021
  • Phase I & II LEED Homes v-4 & Phase III Passive House

The Willow Creek project is a long awaited transformation of a blighted neighborhood, formerly known as Chester Bowles Park, into a thriving community rooted in safe, accessible, and affordable, quality housing, as well as home ownership choices in Hartford’s Northend. Designed as a multi-phase revitalization project, the new complex will consist of 59 small scale buildings organized around green space aimed at fostering social interaction and a healthy living environment.

Willow Creek is the outcome of a strategic public—private partnership between the Housing Authority of the City of Hartford and JHM Financial, making possible the redevelopment of functionally and physically obsolete 1950s barrack-style housing to renewed affordable rental and homeownership opportunities. Of the six-plus phased project phase I and II have recently been completed and aim to achieve LEED certification. Phase III, nearing the start of construction is designed to Passive House standards.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2022 Community Development Recognition Award from Passive Housing Institute US (PHIUS)
  • 2020 CT Green Building Council Award of Merit
  • CREW CT Blue Ribbon Award 2020
  • 2020 Associated Builders & Contractors Excellence in Construction Award