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Judge clears way for start of $200 million development around Dunkin’ Donuts Park in victory for Hartford

Hartford Courant column

  • The new developer of a long-stalled housing and retail project around Dunkin’ Donuts Park said Thursday it’s possible construction could begin within six months, now that a judge has removed the obstacles imposed by the former developer fired by the city.
  •  The plans for the first phase on what is known as “Parcel C” — just to the south of the ballpark — call for $46 million to build 200 mixed-income apartments, 11,000 square feet of retail and community space and a 250-space parking garage. The first phase would take 18 months to complete.
  •  For decades, the area, known as Downtown North, has been a barren jumble of parking lots, its slow demise beginning in the late 1960s when I-84 sliced through the heart of the city. Downtown North is seen as a way to once again stitch together downtown with the city’s northern neighborhoods.