June 12th WRA Meeting

Hartford Dunkin Donuts Park

From Ballpark Digest

We may be reading news like this in a couple years..



When Dunkin’ Donuts Park was first planned, it was envisioned as the anchor of redevelopment in Hartford’s Downtown North area. However, a scheduled 2016 opening did not come to fruition as construction of the ballpark was marked by several delays and overruns, prompting the city to terminate its agreement with its original developers, Centerplan Construction Co. and DoNo Hartford LLC. The Yard Goats ultimately played the entire 2016 season on the road before opening the facility in April 2017, while the city later cut all ties with Centerplan and DoNo Hartford by terminating an agreement to redevelop properties surrounding the ballpark.
The developers eventually sued the city seeking $90 million in damages, and had liens placed on the properties that were targeted for redevelopment. A jury sided with a city in the lawsuit last summer, and a later ruling removed the liens on the property.





 

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