Charter Oak Communities is formerly the Stamford Housing Authority. They commissioned Harriman to prepare a strategy for locating and expanding affordable housing choices within one of the city’s neighborhoods. The strategy was developed in concert with residents, a neighborhood planning commission, and Stamford Hospital which has a major stake in the area. Harriman undertook a comprehensive review of available properties and development economics as part of its services. The studies established opportunities for redevelopment including public/private partnerships. The strategy included revised zoning that has been accomplished to create developments that will be compatible with the neighborhood and meet the Housing Authority’s goals.