Local and State dignitaries and various stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of The Heights at Darien today in Darien, Connecticut. The 106 units of newly constructed public and affordable housing will replace 40 existing units at the former site of Allen O’Neill Homes. The new community will include 23 new townhomes and a community center. Completion is expected in 2014. The project is being carried out through a unique partnership between private developers John McClutchy and Arthur Anderson, each of whom has a long track record in developing and managing low-income tax credit housing, and the Darien Housing Authority, the owner of the site. Additional financing partners include Citi Community Capital and The Richman Group Affordable Housing Corporation.