UConn Seeks More Information On Some Campus Relocation Proposals

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The University of Connecticut is seeking more information from a “handful” of property owners and developers¬† who submitted proposals for relocating its West Hartford campus to downtown Hartford.

UConn spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz declined to identify which of the 13 proposals had been contacted. UConn has not revealed any of the proposed locations, but details have emerged about some of them.

See a map of some of the proposed locations here.

Reitz said UConn was seeking more information for the proposals that appeared to show the most promise, and that the property owners and developers will have a couple of weeks to respond. But she stressed that none of the proposals had been eliminated from contention.

“Everything is still on the table,” Reitz said.

After UConn announced that it would relocate its Greater Hartford campus in West Hartford to downtown Hartford late last year, it approved spending $243,000 to study the former Travelers Education Center on Constitution Plaza. The center was widely considered to be a front-runner for the relocation; but then UConn sought the additional proposals in late January.

UConn has not commented on any sites it has considered, and it has declined to release the study on education center.

Earlier this month, UConn President Susan Herbst said the university planned to announce a decision on a site in “early summer.”


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