Today, apartment projects are underway in downtown Hartford to boost vibrancy in the city’s center.
The strategy is hardly new, however. A story published on Feb. 28, 1976 about the sale of a building in downtown’s Union Place speculated on the possibility of more apartments in the area.
“Apartments would complement City Council plans for a residential community downtown. Downtown Council Director Stanley Schultz…said Union Place would be the perfect site for inexpensive housing — “perhaps for artists looking for a place convenient to everything.”
One of the apartment projects now underway is the conversion of the former Professional Building, at 179 Allyn Street, which is near Union Station.
Read the story from 1976: