Apartment project near Dunkin’ Park clears key hurdle, will bring 269 units to CT’s capital city

Funding secured, developer Randy Salvatore is moving ahead with plans to build a new mixed-use complex on the edge of downtown Hartford, confident that the demand for rental apartments in the capital city remains strong. A financing package to redevelop the former RPI campus near Dunkin’ Park won key approval on Wednesday, and work has begun to transform the 12.7-acre site at 275 Windsor St. into a mixed-use complex with an initial plan for 269 new apartments. Key to ramping up the RPI project was a $3 million loan approved by the Capital Region Development Authority board on Wednesday. The loan is meant to offset the $3.8 million that RMS paid for the long-vacant RPI property last year. First on the agenda for the RPI site is demolishing the main eight-story classroom building, which is apparently riddled with the pollutants common to 1970s-era structures. Initial cleanup has been done to remediate contaminants and pre-demolition work will start within weeks, Salvatore said.


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