In detailing the current state of revitalization in Hartford, BusinessWest.com quotes Hartford’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, and CMSC Board member Jamie Bratt: “Revitalization all comes down to feet on the street, and that is increasing,” Bratt said. “Progress is a patchwork quilt of individual projects slowly knit together over time and each one of these projects is a patch that will help make the city more beautiful, walkable, and connected.”
According to Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, revitalization is being focused by three main initiatives to increase housing, transportation and medical/educational facilities in Hartford. Successes are being found in all three. Not only have housing units increased by 650 units over the past five years, but they are renting at a faster rate than expected and by mostly Millennials and empty nesters.
Read all the details in the full BusinessWest.com article here.