Colt complex redevelopment is entering a new phase with additional housing, retail and office space planned. The new space will bring even more residents and businesses to the Colt neighborhood, joining CMSC Professional Affiliate JCJ Architecture, Sam & Tom’s Café, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts magnet school already in what is now known as Colt Gateway.

South Windsor investor-developer Larry Dooley, notes that restoring the Colt complex reflects today’s sensibilities toward the environment. “Colt Gateway’s makeover is an example of recycling buildings with an eye for preservation and more energy efficiency. You’re bringing a lot of life and activity to this area, I believe our tenants are going to absolutely love it.”

“The area is a prime example of urban renaissance, slowly and methodically re-positioning itself as the economy and lifestyles change,” said Michael Freimuth, the Executive Director of the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). Freimuth also notes the State Bond Commission approval of $10 million for improvements to Dillon Stadium which will certain add even more to the neighborhood.

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