Doug McCrory


Doug McCrory



April 6, 2023

Senator Doug McCrory Welcomes Over $28 Million in Funding to Hartford

Today, state Senator Doug McCrory (D-Hartford) is welcoming over $28 million in state funding approved by the State Bond Commission for projects in Hartford. These projects will help support funding infrastructure renovations, housing developments, educational opportunities, and safety upgrades.

“Prioritizing the needs of our residents is a top priority and with this funding the future of Hartford looks bright,” said Sen. McCrory. “I would like to thank Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for their approval on these investments. Hartford desperately needs to continue to improve on the safety of families and our children deserve the opportunity of success. Affordable housing allows for families to have a safe place to live while enjoying the beautiful upgrades around them.”

“Many of these projects for the Hartford community are long overdue, and I am glad that we could partner with the city and get this state funding approved,” Governor Ned Lamont said.

Under the Bonding Agenda, the allocation of funding for projects in Hartford is as follows:

$1.6 million – Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford:This funding will help with the renovation of the 18,000 sq ft facility featuring amenities designed to provide Hartford youth with services including classroom space, makerspace/technology lab, learning center, gymnasium, art space, and indoor hydroponic garden; $4,570,000 – City of Hartford: This grant will focus on the revitalization of Long Wharf Park; features in the park include public site furniture, lighting, playground, bike paths, outdoor fitness, upgraded walkways, and Food Truck pavilion; $1.5 million -The Prosperity Foundation: This funding will be used by Upper Albany NRZ towards the acquisition of the Salvation Army facility at 333 Homestead Avenue. The agency is exploring several potential uses for the final development including senior housing, intergenerational programming, and a farmer-fresh produce retail market; $7 million – XL Center:These funds will help to finance the design of future renovation work at the XL Center in Hartford and will repair the stadium’s retractable seating and address various other repairs and improvements; $8.5 million – Vacant Industrial Building in Hartford: This funding will help finance the conversion of a vacant industrial building at 235- 237 Hamilton Street in Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood into 235 apartments. The loan will be provided as an interest-only 3% loan in years 1 through 5, converting to 3% principal and interest loan for years 6 through 30; $1 million – State Emergency Operations Center in Hartford: These funds will help with renovations and improvements to the State Emergency Operations Center in Hartford. Renovations will include upgrades to the HVAC system, health and safety renovations, as well as improvements to the server room to meet current fire code requirements; $2.5 million – MLK Housing Project:This funding will help to finance the MLK Housing project, managed by Shelden Oaks Central Inc. This project will include the demolition of a previously existing 64-unit apartment community built in 1970 and replace it with 155 mixed income units. 86 units will be designated as affordable, and 69 units will be market rate. The $2.5 million allocation from CRDA will be combined with $2.38 million from the City of Hartford and distributed as an interest-only 2% loan for years 1-10, converting to principal and interest amortizing debt in years 11-40, but scheduled to refinance by year 15. $522,500 – Riverfront Recapture in Windsor/Hartford:These funds will be used to complete a 825 ft trail section and build a bridge spanning Decker’s Brook, closing the gap in the trail system between Hartford and Windsor’s Riverwalks; $125,511 – Camera Installations at Hartford Correctional Center $1.5 million – Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services:This funding will address a wide variety of emergency and infrastructure repairs including electrical, roof leaks and gutter repairs, piping replacement, and structural repairs at Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown and 410 Capitol Avenue in Hartford.