The University of Connecticut has issued a brief statement after beginning its review of proposals for relocating its West Hartford campus to downtown Hartford:
The committee was pleased by the quality of the responses and the obvious care that the property owners and landlords put into preparing them. Its next step is to reach out with additional questions about some that seem especially promising. That being said, none of the potential sites have been ruled out at this point.
The follow-up questions will be posed over the next several weeks, UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz told me.
No specific timeline was established for a decision.
Committee members reviewing the proposals come from the university’s academic, financial, architectural and engineering areas. Richard Gray, UConn’s executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer, is a committee member.
UConn has received 13 proposals for sites in and around downtown Hartford. Some of them include: renovation and new construction at One Talcott Plaza; renovation and new construction involving the old Hartford Times building at Front Street; city-owned land just north of the central business district; and the former bank processing building on Windsor Street.
The university also has studied the former Travelers Education Center on Constitution Plaza.
reviewing the proposals for relocating the university’s West Hartford campus to downtown Hartford