Hartford Meets With Potential Ballpark Developers

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    A team of community leaders assembled to help choose the developer of a new baseball stadium in Hartford met with the three candidates Thursday and is expected to make a recommendation to the city council early next month.

    Hartford’s Development Services helped put together the analysis team, which includes current and former city officials who have had a hand in high-profile development projects in the past, according to the mayor’s office.

    “We want this development to be the catalyst for economic growth and accelerate the creation of a new neighborhood: Downtown North,” said Mayor Pedro Segarra, in a statement Thursday. “We believed that this could be achieved without burdening taxpayers and that opportunity is before us.”

    The team met today with representatives from the three finalists: CV Properties, the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company and Centerplan Development Company in conjunction with Leyland Alliance.

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    Opponents protesting the construction of a minor-league baseball stadium in Hartford raised their concerns at City Hall tonight, but the City Council moved forward with plans to build, approving land purchases for both the ballpark and the Downtown North development.

    CV Properties has proposed a $217-million project that would include a 6,000-seat baseball stadium, the new home of the Thomas Hooker Brewery, residential and office space and a supermarket with covered parking.

    The Hooker Brewing Company proposes a $16-million 40,000-square-foot stadium facility with a beer garden. The brewery has partnered with a nonprofit organization and plans to hire people with disabilities, according to the mayor’s office.

    Finally, Centerplan Development Company and Leyland Alliance presented plans for a $350-million development including a 6,000-seat stadium, an elevated Little League park, the Hooker brewery and a supermarket.

    “We had a good meeting,” said project development director Thomas Deller, in a statement Thursday. “All the developer gave solid presentations and expressed excitement about investing in Hartford.”

    The Hartford City Council expected to receive a recommendation on the ballpark proposal the first week in September.