HARTFORD, CONN. — RBH Group has acquired a long-vacant commercial building, located at 370 Asylum St. in Hartford, for $20 million. RBH Group plans to redevelop the building into Teachers Corner Hartford, a mixed-use space. The development will feature market-rate and affordable residential units, space for educational opportunities and cultural performances, as well as restaurant and retail components. Laurie Grasso and Douglas Hoffmann of Hunton & Williams advised in the acquisition.
Teachers Corner Hartford represents the first transaction in RBH Group’s national rollout of its Teachers Village concept following the first Teachers Village project in Newark, N.J., a $150 million, 23-acre mixed-use community. Teachers Corner Hartford is a realization of RBH Group’s continued joint venture with the Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group and its partnering with Hartford’s Community Solutions and The Prudential Social Investment Group, with funding provided by the City of Hartford and various Connecticut state agencies.