Beyond the projects already completed or underway, dozens of other ambitious plans, concepts, and visions, from small local projects to regional infrastructure investments, align to make the valley and capital city more sustainable, prosperous, equitable, mobile, and vibrant. The best projects further multiple tenets at the same time. Together they constitute a shared vision, which could be realized by 2035.

Opened

Community First School

Community First School (CFS) began classes on August 31, 2020 to serve children in grades K-1 in North Hartford’s federally designated Promise Zone neighborhoods, Clay

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In Progress

Pratt Street Redevelopment

Several downtown developers are coming together to elevate the profile of this cultural corridor. Updates and rehabilitation to numerous Shelbourne properties along Pratt & Temple

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Opened

GastroPark

West Hartford’s food truck court is opening, located near the Elmwood Fastrak station. The location is populated with vendors, with hours and information available on

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Opened

Swift Factory

This project, spearheaded by Community Solutions, is the rehabilitation of an 80,000-square-foot former factory building into a food incubator and job training center in the

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In Progress

Village at Park River

Village at Park River is a transformative redevelopment of Westbrook Village, a 40 acre former public housing site. This will create a brand new mixed-use

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In Progress

Park and Main

The gateway properties to Park Street are slated for housing construction. 126 apartments are to being developed on the two lots anchoring Park Street. 20%

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In Progress

Riverfront North Expansion

The Riverfront North expansion will extend the Riverwalk along the Connecticut River from Hartford to Windsor. Construction will be completed in two phases. Phase one

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Opened

Parkville Market

A food hall, like those seen in major cities, is now in Hartford on Park Street, which opened in late May 2020. This historic preservation

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In Progress

Bushnell Park Renovations

Bushnell Park is getting a face lift. Work will include updates to drainage, lighting and pathways, designed to better accommodate the demands of larger events

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Opened

Dillon Stadium

Now completed is the rehabilitation and upgrades to historic Dillon Stadium. Hartford Athletic soccer is the anchor sports team, with the being used for community

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Opened

Montgomery Mill

A major housing development has been completed in Windsor Locks in their downtown along the CTRail line. 160 mixed-income apartments were created in the conversion

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Opened

Willow Creek Apartments

The former Bowles Park “project” has been redeveloped into 400 mixed-income residences in townhouse style development. This includes a community center, Boys & Girls Club,

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Proposed

South Branch Trail

The City of Hartford is extending the South Branch Trail from Flatbush Avenue to Hamilton Street. This project will continue the trail to the edge

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Idea

River Road

River Road is a proposed idea for Hartford’s downtown riverfront area. The idea for highway relocation was first proposed by Congressman Larson, and by analyzing

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Opened

Teachers Village

The conversion of a former office building by RBH Group created 60 apartments intended for educators. It includes coworking incubator space and a theater; two-thirds

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Proposed

Reimagining Main Street

A new vision for Main Street in Hartford has been put together, connecting Downtown with SoDo in an attractive, multi-modal manner. The City of Hartford

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In Progress

Bushnell South

A new neighborhood is rising from the sea of parking lots near The Bushnell. The Bushnell South area encompasses 20 acres along Capitol Avenue, Buckingham

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Proposed

Collinsville Axe Factory

A large, largely-abandoned mill complex has a redevelopment proposal that would rejuvenate the east bank of the Farmington River in Collinsville. The complex was built

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