After years of discussion about what should become of High Meadows, a financial analysis suggests that using the 50-acre site for senior housing could generate between $2.5 million and $4 million of annual tax revenue for the town.
Located along Hartford Turnpike, the state-owned property’s squat brick buildings once comprised a boys’ residential treatment center.
But the facility shut down more than a decade ago, and while officials say the property occasionally has been put to temporary use over the years, a permanent use has not yet been found.
In fact, a “Department of Children” sign still borders the entrance to the facility.
Repurposing the site became more likely in 2019, when the state legislature passed a bill agreeing to convey High Meadows to Hamden for $1.7 million. At the time, the property was valued at around $6.5 million. Read More