Stafford Village - National Church Residences
Construction is underway 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 Spring 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.
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.
- City Council February 18, 2020 Agenda and Supporting Materials
- Stafford Village Written Public Comments
- January 9, 2020 ARB/MPC application packet
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
Applications and Supporting Information
October 2018 Update
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.