The University of Connecticut is extending the deadline for landlords and property owners in downtown Hartford to contact the university with potential sites for relocating UConn’s West Hartford campus.
The original deadline of Feb. 27 has been pushed back to March 6.
UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz told me the university is changing the deadline because last week’s blizzard closed UConn for two days and disrupted businesses throughout the state.
“So we wanted to make sure nobody was placed at a disadvantage because of that,” Reitz said.
Last month, UConn widened its search in downtown Hartford. The university was widely known to be closely evaluating the former Travelers Education on Constitution Plaza, after the university’s board of trustees approved $243,000 for the study.
The university hasn’t commented on any sites it is considering, but the move to widen the search raises questions about their intentions for the education center.
UConn said it widened the search to ensure it was not overlooking viable options, including the possibility of new construction.
Read more about the relocation of the campus here.