The Front Street District is a component of Adriaen’s Landing, a state-sponsored, master planned development that attracts activity to downtown through retail, restaurants, entertainment, education, conventions, museums and residential living.
The Front Street District includes restaurant, retail and entertainment venues as well as apartments (under construction). Soon, the University of Connecticut will begin construction of its new Greater Hartford Campus facility within the Front Street District. In addition to Front Street, the extended Adriaen’s Landing includes the Connecticut Convention Center, Connecticut Science Center, Marriott Hotel, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Riverfront Recapture’s Riverwalk & Boathouse and Rentschler Field. And, within a few blocks, Hartford’s downtown office and retail core is located, including the XL Center (home of UConn basketball & hockey and the AHL Hartford Wolfpack).
Phase One is complete and leasing is underway.
Now Open: Spotlight Theaters, Front Street Bistro, Ted’s Montana Grill, Nix’s Hartford, Capital Grill and Infinity Hall
The Front Street Lofts will include 121 studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units in five stories on top of a ground floor with common areas and retail venues. Amenities include stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, granite countertops, laundry units and 9’+ ceilings. In addition, the building will include a resident fitness facility and roof deck. The Front Street Lofts are adjacent to the Front Street restaurant/entertainment district and the soon to be built University of Connecticut Greater Hartford campus. Completion of the project is expected in August 2015.
The University of Connecticut has formalized its plans to open a campus in downtown Hartford, approving and signing documents to establish the new location at a site anchored by the former Hartford Times building.
UConn plans to create a classic urban campus fully intertwined with the nearby Hartford Public Library, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center, and government offices. Classes could begin at the new campus as early as fall 2017. UConn’s nearby Graduate Business Learning Center will also be consolidated with the other programs at the new campus, which will be home to about 2,300 students and about 250 faculty members.