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NEW GREENWICH TOWNHOUSES RIBBON CUTTING

First Selectman Fred Camillo checks out one of the kitchens. Photograph courtesy of Bob Capazzo.

The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony of Armstrong Court in Greenwich was a celebration of the rejuvenation of both the buildings and the people who live there. The new townhouses are the beginning of a transformation, helping to make Greenwich more of a blended community, full of opportunity for all. There are 18 new construction townhouses contained in six buildings representing Phase 1 of the overall Armstrong Court redevelopment project.
Town and state officials were among the 100-plus safely distanced attendees, several of whom spoke with pride of the accomplishments. “This is a transformative step toward the future of affordable housing for the town of Greenwich, helping residents to shape their lives productively and create new beginnings,” said Anthony Johnson, executive director of the Housing Authority.
“Greenwich is a wonderful community, and it is very diverse. It is expensive to live here, so affordable housing is crucial to our community, but it also critical that we get it done right, … said First Selectman Fred Camillo. 
Former First Selectman Peter Tesei championed the revitalization of Armstrong Court and has a personal attachment to the neighborhood. Both of his parents grew up nearby on Alexander Street. “This particular community has endured through 70 years and while it had served a valuable purpose, the accommodations certainly were not what they should be for any community. So today really begins a renewal that is transformative. It speaks well to the Housing Authority, its Board of Commissioners and the support from the state of Connecticut.” 

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