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  1. PROPOSED: iQuilt Pedestrian Enhancements

    This was really just a tremendous project. It turned a traffic sewer back into a city street and really has the area around the park poised for future development.
  2. Development Map

    Yup. Works for me.
  3. UConn moving West Hartford campus to city

    I'm no so concerned with appearance. Npt Every building in a city needs to be a show stopper. Good cities are made up of cohesive blocks of functional buildings that interact well with the street and their surroundings. This pack of function and cohesion is one of the big things that has hurt and continues to hurt Hartford. This building is a big step in filling out the Front Street neighborhood in a solid functional way. That is all I need.
  4. DOT is at it again

    http://touch.courant.com/#section/2403/article/p2p-80182257/ So once again, it looks like the DOT is pushing a ridiculous, oversized, and pedestrian-hostile policy that has the effect of rerrcting a barrier between neighborhoods. These pedestrian overpasses are ridiculous and awful. I thought the DOT was trying to move beyond nonsense like this? For All DOT's talk about a neighborhood friendly redesign for the 84 viaduct and yet they are pushing the same nonsense down the throat of a neighborhood that clearly does not want it. Unbelievable.
  5. IN PROGRESS: 777 Main Street Residential Redevelopment

    http://touch.courant.com/#section/2225/article/p2p-79756898/ Boom. Let's change this thread to "in progress." This one has the potential to be a game changer. This is ground zero for downtown and should have a ripple effect once it's on-line.
  6. IN PROGRESS: Front Street @ Adriaen's Landing

    Great look. I'm pumped.
  7. IN PROGRESS: Front Street @ Adriaen's Landing

    I saw this the other day. I'm surprised we haven't seen this reported anywhere else. https://twitter.com/crdact/status/410158913305067520
  8. Busnell Park Fountain

    I was driving by today and it looked like some work might be going on in the area. Anyone else notice this? Is it the beginning of the iQuilt plans?
  9. UConn moving West Hartford campus to city

    Good call on the Governor's Footguard Building. Is it in use though?
  10. UConn moving West Hartford campus to city

    How about the Capewell Factory? Gives them a nice historic location and plenty of space.
  11. Brewery looking at Times Building

    I think the brewery should be the choice here. As mentioned by Luca up-thread, it just fits the theme of the area better. A destination brewery a la Sam Adams in Boston would be such a boon for Infinity and the other businesses in the area.
  12. Interesting sign downtown

    I'm not sure that I consider this guy's plan for this lot to be particularly feasible. However, this is one of the most egregious surface lots downtown, so its nice to hear SOME talk about development, even if its in unlikely. The one think I did like that this guy had to say in the Courant article was altering the Bond lobby to open those big windows back up to the street. That is an absolutely huge no-brainer, I have no idea why it wasn't done that way from day one.
  13. IN PROGRESS: 777 Main Street Residential Redevelopment

    This area of town gets enough foot traffic on weekdays that retail should work here.
  14. PROPOSED: Betty Ruth and Milton B. Hollander Friendship Center

    Another big plus for this area is the Ford/Jewell Street reconfiguration that is in the works. Not only will there be a nice residential mass, but it will be a much better relationship with the park.
  15. IN PROGRESS: 777 Main Street Residential Redevelopment

    Anyone know what this whole project means for that weird extension off the back along Pearl Street? I always thought that it would be nice to reconnect that little street behind this building that looks like it used to go all the way through to Asylum, but something would have to be done to reconfigure the part on the back of the BOA building in order to make it work.