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HARTFORD “MAY MOVE FORWARD” WITH DEVELOPMENT AROUND BASEBALL STADIUM

HARTFORD “MAY MOVE FORWARD” WITH DEVELOPMENT AROUND BASEBALL STADIUM

 

HARTFORD, CONN (August 8, 2019) – Today Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukawsher issued two decisions clearing the way for Hartford to develop the parcels around Dunkin’ Donuts Park, writing that “Hartford may move forward.”  Judge Moukawsher partially lifted the automatic stay of the jury verdict last month and discharged the liens on the parcels around Dunkin’ Donuts Park. 

“Last month, we won a huge victory at the jury trial, and today we won another big victory for Hartford – clearing the way to develop the lots around the ballpark,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We’ve been preparing for this decision for a long time, and now we look forward to moving as quickly as possible to get the development started.”

“This is great news,” said Randy Salvatore, RMS Companies Chairman & CEO.  “We are thrilled with the ruling and we stand ready to finalize our legal agreements with the City, so we can break ground on this transformative project in the very near future.”

Hartford’s City Council approved the selection of a developer, RMS Companies of Stamford, CT, following an RFP process and the City is finalizing a development agreement with the company now.  RMS Companies recently helped renovate the Goodwin Hotel in downtown Hartford.

 

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HARTFORD PARKING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES RATE INCREASE WITHIN NEWLY ESTABLISHED DOWNTOWN CENTRAL ZONE

HARTFORD PARKING AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES RATE INCREASE WITHIN NEWLY ESTABLISHED DOWNTOWN CENTRAL ZONE

HARTFORD, CONN (July 2, 2019) – HARTFORD – July 22, 2019 –The Hartford Parking Authority (HPA) announced today that on-street metered parking rates in the central downtown area will increase from $1 to $2 per hour effective Monday, August 5. The new Downtown Central Zone encompasses the area from Ann Uccello Street to Prospect Street to the east, and from Church Street to Wells Street to the south, and is comprised of 16 streets with a total of 480 on-street parking spaces. 

During the weekend prior to Monday, August 5, HPA will update all on-street Woonerf app and kiosk signs to reflect the new three-digit zone within the above-mentioned area. Once complete and operational, the new zone will support both the downtown merchant base and a strong plan that meets the City’s needs for parking spaces and revenues for the next decade and beyond. The goals are to promote on-street parking availability, and reduce traffic congestion in the downtown area that is caused by double parking and vehicles circling to find on-street spaces. 

The parking rate on fringe streets surrounding the Downtown Central Zone will remain at $1 per hour, allowing those who want to take advantage of the lower rate structure to continue to do so.

About Hartford Parking Authority

The Hartford Parking Authority (HPA) meets the needs of parkers Citywide by consistently providing convenient and affordable parking and strives to be a leader by incorporating parking industry best practices and actively partnering with the City of Hartford in promoting economic and community development. The HPA oversees metered and regulated parking spaces on Hartford streets, as well as operates and maintains the MAT Garage, Sheldon Street Lots and Downtown North Surface Lots. For more information, contact the Hartford Parking Authority at 860-527-7275 or visit www.hartfordparking.com.

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HARTFORD ADDS COOLINGS CENTERS FOR EXPECTED HOT WEATHER

HARTFORD ADDS COOLINGS CENTERS FOR EXPECTED HOT WEATHER

HARTFORD, CONN (July 18, 2019) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin, Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management Reginald Freeman, Health and Human Services Director Liany Arroyo, and Hartford Public Library CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey discussed the importance of limiting exposure to heat, staying well hydrated, and announced additional cooling centers this weekend, when temperatures are expected be around 100 degrees and more than 50,000 visitors are expected in Hartford.  Full information on cooling centers and tips to stay safe during hot weather are available here or by clicking the banner on Hartford.gov.

“We have another weekend packed with events in Hartford, and we want residents and visitors to enjoy everything going on, from the largest free jazz festival in New England to concerts and the circus,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “But it’s going to be very hot, and we’re encouraging everyone to stay hydrated and stay out of the heat, especially in the afternoon when it’s hottest.  We will have cooling centers open on both Saturday and Sunday, and our pools and splash pads will be available for families as well.  Our city departments, our partners at the Hartford Public Library, and our community partners will be working hard to promote a safe, healthy, and fun weekend in our Capital City.” 

“Hartford Public Library is proud to work with the city and other community partners to keep people cool during this heat wave, just as we serve as a warming center during winter,” said Hartford Public Library CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey.  “Anyone who needs to come in and cool off is welcome.  We will have ample supplies of cool water at all locations this Friday and Saturday. We may extend this service into next week, depending on weather conditions.  The library receives over 800,000 visits annually and we are equipped and ready to provide relief to those seeking an escape from this extreme heat.  For locations, hours and events visit www.hplct.org.”

The City of Hartford will be opening Parker Memorial Community Center and Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center on Sunday, July 21st between 12 noon – 8 PM, in addition to those same regularly scheduled hours on Saturday.  Asylum Hill Congregational Church at 814 Asylum Avenue will also be open on Sunday between 11 AM – 7 PM as a cooling center.  The Hartford Fire Department’s Special Services Unit will be passing out water bottles at bus stops, shelters, parks and playgrounds throughout the city starting at 10 AM on Saturday and 11 AM on Sunday.

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