The development team aiming to redevelop the University of Connecticut’s former West Hartford campus got a green light to proceed with their project Monday.

The town Planning & Zoning Commission voted 8-1 to OK the zoning change sought by the development team for the east portion of the former UConn campus along Asylum Avenue. The UConn campus has been vacant since 2017, and was previously planned as the home of an office campus for a fintech company whose real estate ambitions never materialized.

The development, to be dubbed the Residences at Heritage Park, would occupy nearly 15 acres of what are now parking lots with 322 apartments spread among four 5-story buildings. The remainder of the parcel, around 9 acres, will continue to hold public ballfields.

National multifamily developer Garden Homes will own and operate the buildings once complete.

Developers had originally sought to develop both this parcel and a larger one on the other side of Asylum Avenue, placing apartments, retail and medical offices on the other property along with public park space, for a total of 560 apartments across both properties, but withdrew their application for that property in December and have not yet submitted a revised plan.

The development has drawn significant opposition from abutters.