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IN PROGRESS: Trumbull Street Streetscape

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I cant find renderings online any more. can anyone else come up with them? I thought I posted them here months ago but I must not have.

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and this is generally the look that they are after.

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I thought it to be pretty nice.

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I am a moron. I must suck at the search feature.

Maybe someone can merge this post into the other thread.

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This is really coming along now.

has anyone else walked trumbull lately?

With Soverign open but not quite finished, and the rumors about civic center tenants and the street scape under way I feel like in a year when everything is done It will be a pretty damn nice street.

The traffic calming curbing is built now so you can see the plan pretty well.

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This is really coming along now.

has anyone else walked trumbull lately?

With Soverign open but not quite finished, and the rumors about civic center tenants and the street scape under way I feel like in a year when everything is done It will be a pretty damn nice street.

The traffic calming curbing is built now so you can see the plan pretty well.

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I had lunch Monday outside at Trumbull Kitchen. Me and the guy I was out with were discussing Hartford, he used to live in the city and moved to the burbs. Anyway, the sidewalks were right there and we thought they looked good. It's not much but it's something.

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I like the trees myself. I think in 3 years it will look quite nice.

I have also noticed that many of the places downtown are putting up awnings. I wonder if this is something the design review board has been suggesting or what?

Soverign bank put a red one up. I loved the building without it, but I like the bright color, it brings more "life" to that corner. City Steam put up a new Awning to replace their nasty old one. Dish of course put an awning and outdoor seating. and the AA building is replacing their nasty overhang with something nicer I think its an awning.

just an observation.

I have my camera today will be snapping some pics

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Hopefully this won't blow my cover but I spoke with David Nyberg who said he was working with the city on improving the facade and it's an initative of sorts. Not sure if it's coming from the city or the businesses but there's definitely an effort to improve the look of the buildings throughout downtown.

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So, you say you have never walked down Trumbull street?

as you follow my walk you will notice that every eatery has more sidewalk space now. the Russell and TK seem to have much more outdoor space.

very nice!!!

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When the H21 retail fills in this will be Hartford's best street. Strong streetwall presence and an interesting contrast of large and small; if the city would encourage this sort of small scale infill around its large office buildings then it'd be on the right track.

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i like that more restaurants have the seating outside, like the Russell and Dish added some tables outside. That was one of my complaints in the spring when it finally got nice, there was nowhere to sit outside downtown except Pumphouse and Hot Tomatoes. The new restaurant Dulce also has some outdoor seating.

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I would love to see one other change in this regard for next summer. the city should close Pratt street to traffic, and allow all of the resturants to place tables in the street (leaving the sidewalks open) the way Lincoln Road is in Miami beach. Make the entire length of Pratt street an out door dining area. this way every place has more outdoor seating. from Kyto to the Russell. also this would go a long way in making it easier to fill these spaces with resturants.

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the city should close Pratt street to traffic, and allow all of the resturants to place tables in the street (leaving the sidewalks open) the way Lincoln Road is in Miami beach. Make the entire length of Pratt street an out door dining area. this way every place has more outdoor seating. from Kyto to the Russell. also this would go a long way in making it easier to fill these spaces with resturants.

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Pratt Street did closed to auto a few years ago from 11 am to 2 pm. But one of the businesses complained. It was too noisy for them. Evidently they like desolation. So after doing the thankless organization while people beotching to them Arts Council just say F'ed it. Incidentally, that was the year my wife and I was looking for location. When we saw the foot traffic, we thought we hit a gold mine. Little did we know it was the last year that they closed the street.

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I think you have a great location anyhow JOJO. you are extremely visable due to the flat lot, and I would not be too suprised if Pratt were to close to trffic again some day. juust give it time. Besides you have the NH location to help you out as more people move downtown

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