Rock Cats Documents

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We found some documents in our FOI response from the city that we thought the public might want a look at.

A presentation on the proposed ball park has made its rounds (if you haven’t seen it, you can view it here: Mayor Presentation 02182014 Short). Here is a planning study with some more numbers: Planning Study

Also, last week we reported that Hartford must realign some roads just north of downtown to make the project work. This report prepared by the city’s planning division gives a little more detail on what would be done to those streets (the city will narrow Pleasant Street between Main and Windsor streets, and narrow Windsor Street between Trumbull and Pleasant streets): Baseball_Stadium_Report_061014 It also outlines other changes that need to be made and gives a bird’s eye view of where the stadium would be.

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Bird’s eye view of where stadium would go

Here’s a draft of an MOU from 2013 that says a proposed stadium in Hartford would cost of $32 million: WWB MOU_5.30.13

And here’s a “fact sheet” prepared by the mayor’s office that says the stadium would bring in $2 million in additional tax revenue and $8 million in hotel, food and beverage spending annually: RockCats_FACTSHEET

You can read about the city’s negotiations with the Rock Cats dating back to the fall of 2012 here. To view some of the emails we received from the city through our Freedom of Information request, click here: emails

Also, here’s a letter indicating that at one point, the city was considering building the stadium on three lots — a 3.38-acre parcel of land at 1212 Main St. (a site known as “12B”), a 2.9 acre-parcel at 1214 Main St. and a 2.09-acre parcel at 271 & 273 Windsor St. The city later revised its plan and removed 1212 Main St. The stadium is now set to be built on about five acres at 1214 Main St. & 271, 273 Windsor St. Target memo and resolution_5.1.14

We got word yesterday that the city’s internal audit commission has received a request to investigate the financial viability of the stadium deal. The group could vote on whether to investigate the matter as early as next week.

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