Honoring Billings Forge

Preservation and workforce development can go hand in hand.

We were thrilled to present a 2018 Preservation Award to Billings Forge, one of Hartford’s first major adaptive-use projects and the driver of community-based economic development. A coalition of stakeholders has re-rehabbed it for a new generation.

Even more important is its enhanced role as a hub of the Frog Hollow neighborhood, with apartments, job-training, a restaurant, a community garden and a farmer’s market. As workplace, residence, and neighborhood anchor, Billings Forge is a dynamic fusion of past and present.

Preservation of Affordable Housing, Melville Charitable Trust, Billings Forge Community Works, Epsilon Associates, Inc., The Architectural Team, Inc., Keith Construction, Inc., and DH Bolton, Inc. were all part of the project team.

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