First Look At Apartment Building At Hartford’s Front Street

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The developer of the 121-unit apartment building at Hartford’s Front Street this afternoon released the first renderings of “The Front Street Lofts:”

The five-story apartment building will have 121 apartments and 15,000-square-feet of ground floor retail. Rendering Courtesy of HB Nitkin Group

The five-story apartment building will have 121 apartments and 15,000-square-feet of ground floor retail. Rendering Courtesy of HB Nitkin Group.

A rendering of an apartment interior. Courtesy of HB Nitkin Group.

A rendering of an apartment interior. Courtesy of HB Nitkin Group.

The site, just west of the Front Street entertainment district, is now being readied for construction with the removal of a parking lot and some contaminated soil below it. Construction will get underway in earnest in early January, according to Peter Christian, director of development for HB Nitkin Group, the developer.

The $33 million apartment project, named “The Front Street Lofts,” will have 15,000 square feet of retail space with five stories of studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments.

Christian told me the market-rate apartments should be ready for occupancy by July, 2015 with amenities such as a fitness center, roof deck, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, balconies and hardwood floors.

Rents are expected to range from $1,200-$1,300 to $2,000-$2,200, not including electricity or parking.

Financing includes $13.5 million in state grant from the old Capital City Economic Development Authority, which oversaw the development of the convention center and the first phase of Front Street, plus numerous housing projects downtown.

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