Hartford wants to turn scrapyard into major ground-up manufacturing innovation hub

The city of Hartford wants to transform a former scrapyard in the Parkville neighborhood — which currently serves as the largest undeveloped and unutilized land parcel in the Capital City — into a major ground-up development that would serve the advanced manufacturing industry. The plan is part of a much broader $242 million public-private redevelopment vision to create a Parkville Arts & Innovation District. The city of Hartford has officially submitted its program application, connecting it with efforts to turn Parkville into an advanced manufacturing hub. It is seeking $48.4 million in state grant funding to leverage an overall $242 million investment in Parkville. However, before development can occur, the site must be remediated, the city said. The site has PCB contamination and contains multiple blighted buildings that must be demolished.


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