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  1. I was in downtown a couple of weekends ago. There were four significant apartment projects underway. Three conversations and one new construction. Arch Street -53 units Pearl Street -258 units Radisson Hotel -96 units Asylum - 60 units All of these should open in 2019. It doesn't seem to matter how many units they build. They fill up fast. Much faster than anyone anticipated. The city is changing very rapidly.
  2. The streetscape is starting to round into shape.The new Trumbull Street is finished and has new lighting. The scoreboard in left is framed and looks huge.
  3. Latest developments finished steelwork on the exterior of the stadium should start up shortly scoreboard delivery and installation early next week sod installation in mid-March; unveiling of the exterior façade of the ballpark Team owner Josh Solomon also announced that the team will hold its first job fair March 26 at the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Avenue.
  4. The city approved the 5.5 million to take the park to finish. This is from February 22nd. This should be a spectacular addition to the city especially night games. By this time next year, the Hard Rock should be going up in the parking lot just left of the stadium.
  5. I flew to Lisbon in 2014. It's really tough to get a non-stop from the most of the USA. I ended up going from DC to Frankfurt to Lisbon. This might end up being a good idea for both Hartford and Lisbon as the competition is not very hot. BTW, loved Portugal.
  6. The city made its own trouble. They changed a bunch of specs after receiving the bid. In the long run it won't matter but this gives the usual group of suspects some time to chirp, gnash their teeth and hate on Hartford. The park is still moving along bit by bit as the world turns.
  7. This is shaping up nicely. Looking from third base toward right field. And here to overall view with the field now cover in gravel.
  8. If you check out the new construction photos. It finally looks like a ball park.
  9. The current location closes at 3 PM on Saturday and is closed all day Sunday. It would be good if the move also coincided with longer week end hours.
  10. I heard about the delay in starting the next phase but not the elimination of apartments. That would be a surprise. I think that location has virtually no competition and with a grocery store as part of the complex would fill up fast. The ball park itself is looking pretty good at this stage.
  11. Don't know but USA Today reports the same September start up. Hartford, Conn. Aer Lingus’ Dublin-Hartford flights will launch Sept. 28 with one daily round-trip flight on Boeing 757 narrow-body aircraft. The new service is a boon for officials at Connecticut's Bradley International Airport, where Dublin will become the only trans-Atlantic flight on the current schedule. The Hartford Courant notes the “restoration of a trans-Atlantic flight has been a priority since the Connecticut Airport Authority was formed three years ago.” Hartford, of course, is on the smaller side of markets able to boas
  12. Looks like September 2016 for Aer Lingus to begin flight to Dublin.
  13. Occupancy of newest downtown apartments outpaces expectations.http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20151012/PRINTEDITION/310099974/1043 Nice article from the HBJ. A very good sign for the apartments coming on line. "I was surprised at the pace,'' said Robert Arista, co-founder and president of Dakota Partners, the Massachusetts developer who bought and, with CRDA co-funding, renovated 179 Allyn and is converting a second building in the shadow of the State Capitol into apartments. "I wasn't surprised it filled up.''Occupancy percentages as of Sept. 15, for the other three completed convers
  14. Annual effective rent growth for Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford market was 3.2% in the second quarter of 2015. The national average is 5.0% but considering Connecticut is an economic basket case, this is a very good number. The area's occupancy rate is 96.8% which is a very good number, nationally very high. So what does it mean? Good news. The city seems to be absorbing the new apartments downtown and the market is still rising. These are numbers to watch. My guess is they are plenty of takers to fill the new capacity.
  15. Cameron said he is scheduled to meet with Centerplan next week to continue deal negotiations. Cameron said he has also been looking at other Hartford properties, just in case. This could be to get leverage. But it's impossible to negotiate if you are not willing to walk away.
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