Centerplan Files Motion to Delay Planned Construction at Hartford Ballpark

Centerplan Construction, the original general contractor and developer of Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, is looking to put the brakes on future construction at the stadium, according to documents obtained by NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters.

The construction company is asking a Superior Court judge to file a motion to preserve the stadium work site in its current condition in an effort to preserve evidence in its lawsuit against the City of Hartford.

The motion comes after Arch Insurance, the surety that guarantees completion of the project, hired Whiting-Turner Construction as the new general contractor. Arch tells the troubleshooters that work at the ballpark will begin next week.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has said the city has an agreement in principal with Arch Insurance to complete Dunkin Donuts Park in time for the start of the Hartford Yard Goats' season in April 2017.

The park was supposed to be finished to for the Yard Goats inaugural season this past spring, but several construction delays and missed deadlines caused the City to fired Centerplan in June.

In July, Centerplan filed a lawsuit against the City of Hartford and the owner of the Yard Goats.

Centerplan said it is looking for an injunction against the city because it did not use the proper dispute resolution channels laid out in their joint agreement before the city fired them, the complaint claims.

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