Housing Development Project

The Winston Prouty is embarking on project to building housing on it’s 184 acre campus to be a part of the solution to the housing crisis our community is facing. The ultimate outcome of this project is a plan to develop up to 300 units of diverse housing. The goal is to create a neighborhood that reflects all the different kinds of people and needs that exist in the community. This includes multiple types of housing, from apartments to condos to duplexes, in a variety of structures. It will be affordable for many, not just those who are the lowest income brackets. An inclusive community is ultimately healthier for all.

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    Master plan eyes ‘neighborhood’ of housing at Winston Prouty Center

    October 17, 2022

    By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer

    BRATTLEBORO — A plan is being developed to transform part of the Winston Prouty Center for Child Family Development campus into as many as 300 housing units.

    “We’re pushing forward with it,” said Chloe Learey, executive director at the Winston Prouty Center. “Master planning is really that process of going through what are all the things we would want and what fits and what’s on the landscape and where are the wetlands and how much is it going to cost?”

    The focus of the plan, which Learey hopes to complete in April, is on the main part of campus rather than out in the wooded areas. She said the infrastructure is already in place and would need to be upgraded to accommodate the new units.

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    Initiative explores housing on Prouty, Delta campuses

    May 10, 2022

    By Chris Mays, Brattleboro Reformer

    BRATTLEBORO — A project combining the powers of two neighboring campuses envisions adding hundreds of housing units to their properties.

    “It’s not just affordable housing or low-income housing,” said Chloe Learey, executive director of the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development. “It has to be meeting a lot of different kinds of housing and our goal for making it be walkable, bikeable and sustainable in lots of other ways, and encourage other development.”

    At the Select Board meeting last Tuesday, Learey outlined initial steps being taken to bring new housing between the Prouty center and Delta Vermont campuses in a project dubbed the Prouty Delta Development Initiative. She encouraged people to reach out to her if they have ideas or want to point out resources.

    To complete a feasibility study exploring infrastructure needs for the project, the groups received $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding through the state. However, they were denied funds requested from Vermont’s Capital Investment Grant Program and federal earmarks.

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