The plan to transform the area around Hartford Baseball Park into a destination of apartments, restaurants, shops and entertainment is about to begin.
The land around Dunkin Donuts’ Park, where the Hartford Yard Goats play at times other than the COVID-19 pandemic, was bound by lawsuits for years. Thursday afternoon, City of Hartford officials; developer; RMS companies; and local and state stakeholders will break ground on the first $ 50 million phase of the Downtown North Redevelopment Project.
Hartford has entered into an agreement with a company to develop the area around Dunkin ‘Donuts Park.
The overall project requires that as many as 1,000 apartments, as well as restaurants, entertainment rooms and parking garages be built on all the parcels around the stadium over the next five years.
The first phase of the project includes 270 apartments, including studio and one- and two-bedroom units; a restaurant on the ground floor; shop and entertainment space and a parking garage with 330 spaces. Phase one is expected to be completed in 20 months.
Dozens of people from across the state came out to celebrate the unveiling of a new street painting inside Capitol City. The art exhibition reads ‘Black Lives Matter’ in all capital letters with a number of different colors and pictures inside each letter.
A press release from the mayor’s office states that the development agreement includes a minimum of 10 percent affordable units.
A news conference will be held at 14.00