Building Stuff in Downtown Hartford

There has a been a noticeable increase in the discussion of new construction in Downtown Hartford over the past couple weeks. It started with the revelation that UConn would consider building a facility, and continued with word that the City of Hartford was thinking about building a new City Hall to consolidate office space. Ken Gosselin has worked feverishly to ferret out as many of the thirteen of the proposals submitted to UConn as he

Front Street Movie Theater: Will You Go?

The Governor announced today that the Front Street development in Downtown Hartford has signed its first tenant, Cinema Grill. That’s right, the Governor made the announcement. Must be important for Hartford, right? This is a major step forward, as Cinema Grill, a movie theater and dining complex, will occupy a little over a third of the available Front Street space- 22,500 square feet. Hopefully this announcement will propel others to fill the remaining space in

Downtown Sights and Sites

There is a lot going on in Downtown Hartford these days. Here are just a few of the activities and projects currently scheduled and underway. The PGA Tour comes to Greater Hartford in a couple weeks for the Travelers Championship. One fantastic way to get involved is to check out the Tee It Up for Charity event on Thursday the 24th. It’s basically a big party with live music, a silent auction, and a mini-tournament

Downtown Hartford Construction Update

After attending the MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Breakfast this morning, I took a couple minutes to snap some pictures of the major construction projects around the Convention Center. It was exciting to see crews hard at work improving Downtown Hartford. Much of the structural work appears to be complete at the Front Street project… Supports are in place for the pedestrian bridge that will connect the Convention Center to the Science Center and the rest

Active Development in Downtown Hartford

Below are recent pictures of two big development projects in Downtown Hartford. The first is the steel structure of the Front Street District, across Columbus Boulevard from the Convention Center. It’s exciting to see the project underway after years of delays and other challenges. The second is the Broadcast House being torn down to make room for the AI Technology Center on the corner of Columbus Boulevard and State Street. Demolition began last week and