New offices approved for Pratt & Whitney campus in East Hartford, but no set date for construction

The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission Wednesday approved a proposal by the Raytheon Technologies Group to build a new, five-story, 313,000-square-foot office building on 16.6 acres of the Pratt & Whitney campus off of Silver Lane. In a statement from the company, the official also said the proposal presented Wednesday did not signal that demolition of the OBB was imminent, and indicated it wasn’t even certain that construction would take place. East Hartford Deputy Director of Development Steve Hnatuck said Thursday that no specific timeline was given during Wednesday’s presentation to the commission but representatives for RTX said that they expected a 30-month window for construction when the project is launched. The Pratt & Whitney campus stands at 260 acres, but the company in recent years sold a 300-acre former airfield on which National Development built two warehouses for Lowe’s and Wayfair. The company announced in March that the buildings were approved for occupancy and that hiring would begin soon.

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