Stafford Village - National Church Residences

Construction is nearing completion on The Hartford at Stafford Village. Groundbreaking took place in the spring of 2021 to redevelop the National Church Residences (NCR) senior living community. NCR captured the event and has compiled a video to commemorate the groundbreaking and celebrate all those who played a part in this redevelopment. The Hartford at Stafford Village is expected to open in Summer 2023.

Questions or concerns about construction can be emailed to Elford construction contractor Andrew Durant

For more information about residential opportunities call NCR at 888-205-8737 or visit The Hartford at Stafford Village online. 

Development Process Background Information

The Architectural Review Board and Municipal Planning Commission approved the Certificate of Appropriateness and Final PUD applications for the Stafford Village redevelopment at the July 23, 2020 meeting. Also on that agenda, a subdivision request to combine the parcels was recommended for approval to the City Council. City Council approved the recommendations. 

View the meeting video here

February 2020 update

Worthington City Council voted at its February 18, 2020 meeting to approve a Planned Unit Development (PUD) permitting the construction of 85-unit senior housing facility by National Church Residences (NCR) at Stafford Village, at the northeast corner of Hartford Street and East Stafford Avenue. An accompanying resolution was also approved with an agreement requiring that 34 of the units are "affordable" with the remainder at "market rate" for a term of 30 years. The Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) earlier recommended approval of the PUD at its January 9, 2020 meeting.

December 2019 update

A revised Stafford Village proposal from NCR was heard at the ARB/MPC meeting December 12, 2019 meeting and tabled.

February 2019 Update

The ARB/MPC considered a request by NCR to redevelop Stafford Village at the February 14, 2019 meeting, and again at the February 28, 2019 meeting. New public comments continue to be posted at the link below. The proposal is expected to return to ARB/MPC for more discussion at a later date. Information will be posted here when it is available.
Applications and Supporting Information

October 2018 Update

Beginning in the spring of 2018, NCR initiated a series of conversations to gain input from the community with the goal of ensuring any property enhancements are an asset to the community and serve residents well. NCR has reported on the findings of their community outreach and continues to listen and update the community on their process. Visit the NCR-Stafford Village project page

The proposal went through a public process with opportunities for comment and input at public meetings including the ARB/MPC and City Council. For more information sign up for Project Notifications.

Initial Information Shared with Old Worthington Residents by NCR

National Church Residences, a central Ohio-based national non-profit that provides senior homes and services across the U.S, has been a part of the Worthington community since 1973. Over the past two years, National Church Residences invested more than $100,000 into capital improvements to its 88- unit Stafford Village/Stafford Court senior campus located east of High Street between Stafford Avenue and North Street. These improvements focused mainly on accessibility and safety at the site, which was originally built nearly 50 years ago.

National Church Residences has begun a community outreach effort to explore the need and possible expansion of senior housing options at the site. Over the past several months, its representatives have engaged current senior residents, neighbors, civic leaders, community partners and other stakeholders. National Church Residences anticipates completing this initial information gathering before creating and sharing any formal plan or requests with the greater community and eventually the City of Worthington. National Church Residences embraces and is dedicated to a community-focused planning and zoning process that allows multiple opportunities for public comment and input.