The Town of West Hartford voted 8-0 to buy UConn's campus for $5 million.
The West Hartford campus is moving to Hartford in Fall 2017 and UConn was negotiating with potential buyers, including Weiming Educational Group, a private buyer offering more than $12 million to turn the 58-acre property into an international high school.
But West Hartford had the right to make an offer and buy the property for the town.
UConn plans to move to the former Hartford Times Building and is looking to upgrade part of the Hartford Public Library and share space there for the university’s library and collections.
The town said $1 million is to be paid this year in two payments, followed by installments of varying amount until it is paid off by 2017.