The Hartford Restoration Project was launched back in June. Breyonne Golding, Livable Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative’s Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, says the program intends to help “local owner-occupants that need assistance with home improvements.”
The first house that has gotten some TLC is on South Whitney Street in the West End. Continue reading 'A Fresh Face'»
Chances are your December is already half-filled with obligatory office parties, family engagements, and such, but just in case you have downtime, here are ideas for things you can do in Hartford (mostly) on the cheap (mostly) every day.
- The Global Lens Film Series continues this month on Sundays at 2pm. Today’s film: The Parade. In Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles. This will be shown at the Wadsworth Atheneum. It is free, co-sponsored by the Hartford Public Library and Out Film CT.
- Take a free Intro to Water Color class at StudioN111. First come, first serve — so contact Nina to reserve your space for the 2-3pm class. The studio is located on Pratt Street. Continue reading 'December 2013 Events'»
People — and a few dogs — gathered at the Riverfront on Saturday morning to raise awareness about and money toward ending homelessness. Continue reading 'Walking to End Homelessness'»
Buildings on Crescent Street were demolished this week to make room for student housing. Crescent Street is located between New Britain Avenue and Broad Street.
While an apartment building on Putnam Street was demolished after showing signs of impending collapse, multiple buildings with no apparent structural problems are being prepped for demolition a few streets away. Continue reading 'Demolition Planned to Clear Street for New Student Housing'»
After a property owner has been delinquent in the realm of paying taxes for a good long while, that parcel is made available by the City of Hartford to others. On Saturday, February 23rd, twenty properties will be up for sale.
It begins in the Bulkeley High School auditorium at 10am; potential bidders must register between 8-9:45am. Continue reading 'Cheap Properties Up for Bid'»
On an evening when many were hunkered down during a bout of freezing rain, the top floor of 30 Arbor Street was abuzz. The former factory space hosted a pop-up marketplace, with vendors offering everything from vintage clothing at thrift store prices, to designer jeans at $200 a pair, to Valentine’s Day cards declaring that the lovebirds go together like pills and vodka. The music was loud and the vegan cupcakes were copious. This was on a Monday. Continue reading 'Leaders Discuss “What Makes a Strong Community?”'»
NINA received funding from CL&P that would assist with the rehabilitation of a building in the Asylum Hill neighborhood. Sheldon Oak Central, a non-profit housing developer, has recently been given money by the same company to fix up the Horace Bushnell Apartments on Vine Street. The money was given under the Housing Tax Credit Contribution Program of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority.
The nine three-story brick buildings were created as workforce housing in the 1920′s. Continue reading 'More Money from CL&P to Revitalize Buildings'»
The interior of the second and third floors have already gone through demolition and the first floor’s exterior façade is in process of being spruced up. Thanks to $500,000 given by CL&P toward the rehab project, the three-story, blond-brick building at the corner of Ashley and Garden Street (207-213 Garden) is now moving closer to completion.
The rehab project, sponsored by the Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance, INC. (NINA), was acquired in 2010 from what NINA is calling an “absentee investor.” Except for a pizza shop and package store on the first floor, the entire building (11,000 square feet) was vacant.
Moving forward, the plan is to maintain retail on the ground floor, while creating apartments on the second, and commercial space on the third. David Corrigan, the Program Manager for NINA, says the organization anticipates construction on the apartments will begin early in 2013. He says the apartments should be available to rent in early 2014. Rental rates will be determined closer to the date of completion. Continue reading 'Zunner Building in Asylum Hill Receives Funding'»