Hartford inks development agreement to kickstart $200M DoNo project

The city of Hartford on Wednesday announced it signed a development agreement with the Stamford developer planning to build a $200-million housing and retail project on city-owned land surrounding downtown’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The deal between the city and RMS Cos., led by founder and CEO Randy Salvatore, keeps the Downtown North (DoNo) project on […]

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Stamford Reps again nix funds for plan to privatize school buildings

Members of the Board of Representatives Monday night voted to reject an appropriation of $250,000 to hire a consultant to evaluate proposals from developers interested in becoming the city’s private partner. Representatives reiterated their skepticism about the privatization plan, which would turn over 1 million square feet of school space – a third of the […]

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Hartford’s draft master plan calls for infill development, renewable energy and ‘college town’ atmosphere

The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission developed the 71-page plan relying on feedback from about 2,000 people that participated in public meetings and surveys tailored to asking residents how they view Hartford today and how they want the city to evolve over the next 15 years. A number of recommendations were identified in the plan […]

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Norwich business owners question proposed Route 82 roundabouts

Proposed roundabouts on Route 82 would improve traffic flow, reduce crashes, and make the 1 1/4-mile strip more inviting to customers of the many businesses, but some businesses would be displaced and others would see their properties reduced by eminent domain takings, according to testimony at a public hearing Monday night. The comments were made […]

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Windsor Locks to get downtown train station

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will build a new rail station in Windsor Locks after receiving a $17.4 million federal grant, officials said. The new station will be located in Windsor Locks’ downtown area, about a mile north of a platform that currently serves as a stop on CTrail’s Hartford Line. Additionally, the town recently […]

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New Britain’s Jerome Home eyes $10M expansion, debt refi

Seeking to bolster its finances and meet rising demand for dementia and Alzheimer’s care, New Britain’s Jerome Home hopes to break ground next month on a $10-million expansion. Administrators of the 88-year-old nonprofit skilled nursing and assisted living facility, located along Corbin Avenue, are pursuing a borrowing as high as $20 million through the Connecticut […]

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Officials say Waterbury rail upgrades long overdue

Rail boosters hope the newly formed Waterbury Rail Line Caucus will galvanize support for upgrades to the 27-mile rail line between the Brass City and Bridgeport. The group’s action plan includes new rail stations with amenities, a transfer station in Devon and a study into the possibility of extending the Waterbury line to Torrington. The […]

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