MAJOR PARK STREET DEMOLITION WORK TO FINISH TODAY

MAJOR PARK STREET DEMOLITION WORK TO FINISH TODAY

HARTFORD, CONN (July 31, 2018) –Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced that demolition work using heavy equipment to take down the privately-owned, vacant building at 769-777 Park Street will be finished this evening.  Residents in nearby buildings who have been temporarily staying in hotels should be able to return to their homes tomorrow, around mid-day Wednesday, pending external inspections of their buildings for damage from the demolition.  The block of Park Street between Babcock Street and Putnam Street is expected to be fully open by the end of the day on Thursday after the demolition crew disassembles its equipment. 

“Since Friday we’ve had a demolition crew working to bring down the building on Park Street safely and securely,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I’m very glad that residents in the area will likely be able to return to their homes tomorrow, and I want to thank them for their patience over the last few days.  I also want to thank the many city staff across several departments for their work day and night to get this building taken down and to support residents as they have been temporarily displaced.”

The land at 769-777 Park Street will be fenced off and the city will be taking steps to assess the property for any environmental hazards. 

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