A Hartford architecture firm has been hired by the University of Connecticut to evaluate the former Travelers Education Center on Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford — seen as among the top sites to house the university’s relocated West Hartford campus.
The university last week announced that it would move the West Hartford campus to downtown Hartford within a year, but it didn’t name a location. The university said it was still evaluating sites.
The agenda for Thursday’s UConn Board of Trustees meeting specifically included the address of the education center — 200 Constitution Plaza — in a request for $243,524 in funding to hire JCJ Architecture PC.
Late Thursday, Lawrence McHugh, the board’s chairman, said in a statement: “The university is examining multiple properties in the course of its due diligence and the board approved this funding to give them the resources to do so.”
A call to the JCJ wasn’t returned Thursday. The former education center is vacant and has been on the market for lease, following a foreclosure.
The education center is among three downtown Hartford sites seen as potential locations for the school. The others are Connecticut River Plaza and One Talcott Plaza.