Griswold, CT – Dakota Partners recently completed construction of Oak Tree Village, a new mixed-income apartment community in Griswold. As the first major development in several years, it marks the beginning of a major revitalization for the town, which has committed long-term investment in improving community life with new shopping and entertainment options downtown.
Dakota Partners served as the contractor and the architect was Kaplan Thompson Architects.
Built on previously vacant and unused land that had fallen into disrepair, the new community offers a mix of one- and two-bedroom affordable and market rate units, featuring traditional New England architecture. The open-concept style apartments are built according to Passive House standards, utilizing super insulation, airtight building envelope and heat-recovery ventilation systems to reduce overall energy consumption. Phase I of the project also included construction of a clubhouse.
Oak Tree Village features 72 new units within two buildings spanning three floors. Planned in two phases, the entire development will consist of 144 apartments within four, three-story garden-style buildings.