Sober house moves into mansion


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The Prospect Hill neighborhood of New Haven is known for Albertus Magnus College, several stately mansions, and one 30-room mansion at Prospect and Ogden Streets that will soon be home to a sober house.

Surrounded by work trucks Thursday, the century-old mansion on Prospect Street is being fitted for many new tenants. There’s 30 rooms on the inside that will be specifically for women recovering from addiction, in one of the city’s most exclusive enclaves.

“This is a conforming use for that parcel,” said Laurence Grotheer, New Haven Director of Communications. “And in a technical sense, the operation will continue to function as one-family in a single-family dwelling.”

The home was purchased by CT Clinical Services Inc., who did not respond to request for comment Thursday. The company operates many sober houses across New Haven. According to city records they are in good standing with all of them.

“The city has a long-standing relationship with the operator and it is a positive, productive relationship,” Grotheer said. “He has other comparable operations around the city.”

There’s a lot of renovation happening at the mansion. Once it wraps up, the new tenants will move in.

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