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An Update from State Senator Douglas McCrory

The State Bond Commission approved nearly $70 million worth of state loans and grants in order to make a variety of economic and quality of life investments in Hartford—particularly in the North End of Hartford that I represent in the General Assembly.

Without exaggeration, this is probably the largest and most consequential influx of state bonding for Hartford that I have seen in my 14 years in the state legislature. Its effect will be transformative. I hope everyone appreciates the investment that the state is making in its people and in its capital city! Among the items approved are the following:

  • $12 million loan for the planned Downtown North redevelopment, including 150 to 200 apartments adjacent to Dunkin Donuts Park
  • $8.5 million loan to assist with the development of a grocery store at the corner of Albany Avenue and Main Street
  • $8.4 million loan to assist with the development of 108 units of market-rate housing and related retail/commercial space at the corner of Park and Main streets
  • $4 million loan to help refurbish historic neighborhood retail buildings along Albany Avenue and Main Street
  • $4 million grant to replace sidewalks, plant street trees, and install traffic calming measures
  • $3 million grant to renovate the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, including electrical upgrades, code and safety improvements, roof and masonry repairs, elevator upgrades, restroom improvements and flooring replacement
  • $1 million grant for Riverfront Recapture to extend the Hartford Riverwalk north of Riverside Park
  • $1 million for track improvements and field lighting at Hartford Public High School
  • $590,000 grant for traffic signals
  • $450,000 for the Charter Oak Health Center to renovate and improve a building next to its Grand Street location in order to expand programs and services
  • $25.7 million for the Capital Region Development Authority to finance various infrastructure, housing and community development programs in Hartford.
  • For More Information please follow this link:,%202018%20Meeting.pdf

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