Hartford Church Properties Sell For $3.75M; Apartment Redevelopments Eyed

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Costar -The St. Augustine school at 20 Clifford St. in Hartford.

A pair of Hartford church properties, including one that was recently placed on an endangered historic properties list, have sold for $3.75 million and could be slated for new apartment developments.

The St. Augustine and St. Peter’s school properties located at 20 Clifford St. and 11 Charter Oak Place, respectively, sold earlier this month, city records show. The buyer was Clifford Hartford LLC, which is controlled by New Haven-based Ocean Management LLC and its principal Shmuel Aizenberg.

Ocean Management has been active in Hartford recently, having purchased two key downtown Hartford properties in May for $7.1 million, including the “Grand on Ann” apartments at 201 Ann Uccello St. and the former High School Inc. building at 275 Asylum St. The seller of both properties was Joseph Novoseller, who is the managing principal of New Jersey-based Aria Legacy Group, city and state records show. Prior to this deal, Novoseller had received city approvals to redevelop both properties into apartments.