Feasibility Study

The study is now complete. Please click HERE to access the final report. Please click HERE to access the Appendix.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tecton Architects at Celebrate West Hartford explaining to everyone the potential updates.

About the Feasibility Studydownload the Project Summary

The Town of West Hartford and Tecton Architects are conducting a functional program and feasibility study for a new Elmwood Community Center, Senior Center, and Library to be located at 100 Mayflower Street adjacent to Beachland Park. The study includes a comprehensive evaluation of the existing facilities, a programmatic space needs assessment, and a preliminary budget, all guided by the Town’s values, sustainability goals and community feedback. The study encompasses the programs currently offered at the Elmwood Community Center, the Elmwood Senior Center, and the Faxon Library, in addition to other West Hartford community programs, such as Emergency Management, Social Services, and the Teen Center.

About the Advisory Committee

The mission of the Advisory Committee is to enable all members of the community to help shape the project vision and have their voices heard. 

Committee Charge

This Committee is charged with serving as a liaison to the community by engaging in active dialogue and relaying community feedback. The Committee is also charged with providing guidance at key milestones throughout the study process to further define and uphold the programmatic, sustainable, and economic objectives set forth.

Scope of Work
  • This Committee will make recommendations but does not have final authority.
  • This Committee will be dissolved upon completion of the Feasibility Study.

Meetings and Workshops

June 30th Advisory Committee Meeting (presentation slides)

August 11th Advisory Committee Meeting (presentation slides)

Advisory Committee Prioritization Feedback – list of responses from Committee members on their top 5 Must Haves and Nice to Haves for the new facility

August 17th Town Council Standing Committee Meetings (presentation slides)

  • Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)
  • Human & Community Services Committee (HCS)

September 8th Library Staff Meeting (presentation slides)

September 8th Coffee Chat (presentation slides)

September 22 Advisory Committee Presentation

October 25th Town Council Standing Committee Meeting (presentation slides)

  • Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED)
  • Human & Community Services Committee (HCS)

October 26 Redefining the Design Workshop

October 27 Advisory Committee Presentation

November 3rd Chamber of Commerce Presentation (presentation slides)

January 18 Town Council Presentation