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Hartford Life has committed to keeping itself firmly in Greater Hartford.

They are building a new office in Windsor, and are consolidating many smaller offices. But the main news is that they are committing to buying their Simsbury HQ afterr the lease runs out in 2010.

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-hartf...0,3393176.story

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-windsor...0,4777327.story

includes rendering of new building.

also mentions adding 300 jobs guaronteed, but seems like the company is doing very well, and is very committed to Hartford.

too bas their parent company left Asylum Hill

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Hartford Life has committed to keeping itself firmly in Greater Hartford.

They are building a new office in Windsor, and are consolidating many smaller offices. But the main news is that they are committing to buying their Simsbury HQ afterr the lease runs out in 2010.

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-hartf...0,3393176.story

http://www.courant.com/business/hc-windsor...0,4777327.story

includes rendering of new building.

also mentions adding 300 jobs guaronteed, but seems like the company is doing very well, and is very committed to Hartford.

too bas their parent company left Asylum Hill

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A company like that would be in Hartford if the city didn't have a parking problem.

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AGREED!

It seems to me that the parking problem has at least been identified by the politicians, and the city. Any new building that has been built or proposed has definately had a parking element. Even the land next to the At&T Building was almost bought by the city to build a garage but it was too expensive.

I would like to think that if Northland gets to build their YMCA condo tower to the scale they are hoping for (250 units) with the full retail component and garage the city will be much better off. I thought I read about that building including a fairly signifigant garage. this is an area most underserved by parking 4-600 spaces? am I dreaming? Also AETNA building 2 Garages

I think that as long as these companies stay in metro hartford, and the city continues to add value downtown, there will be a time when those companies who moved to the burbs will re-invest in the CBD. Sure this may be 10 years out possibly longer, but I look at the Cigna and ING loss as a lesson learned rather than a decimating loss. As long as none of these companies are swollowed up by a merger and jobs are actually lost, I think Hartford is at least holding its own.

I am however an optomist

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