With the busway on its way, state Sen. Joe Markley is taking aim at another big ticket project: the iQuilt project. The iQuilt plan is a proposal to link the city’s parks and cultural attractions through public works improvements, such as expanding Bushnell Park and improving streetscapes. It would be paid for with public and private funds.
In a letter to constituents, Markley says he’s not sold on the iQuilt idea and urges constituents to learn more about the iQuilt plan, “a culture-based urban design plan intended to make the city of Hartford more physically attractive and walkable, with an estimate cost of $100 million.”
The Connecticut Policy Institute — a think tank sponsored by Republican gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley — will sponsor a forum on the pros and cons of the iQuilt proposal on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Hartford Public Library.