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Statement from the City of Hartford and UConn

(August 14, 2013) The following is a statement on behalf of Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Council President Shawn Wooden, City Treasurer Adam Cloud, UCONN President Susan Herbst, UCONN Board Chair Lawrence McHugh and Board Vice Chair Thomas Ritter regarding today’s meeting:

“This was a very positive and productive meeting.  We believe it is the beginning of a stronger partnership between UConn and the City of Hartford.  We are all committed to making this a win-win for both parties and ensuring that the new campus is designed and built to meet the needs of UConn students and faculty while adding incredible new life to downtown Hartford.  While all of us understand and agree that the development of the downtown north area is critically important to the city, the former Hartford Times building remains UConn's preferred location. The city will support the results of UConn's due diligence process on the Times Building site and will fully participate in the design of the final site, including evaluating traffic concerns and the possibility of job opportunities for Hartford residents and contractors. The city and UConn have pledged to work together when the final chosen site is developed and on the programmatic initiatives and educational programs that will be housed in downtown Hartford.”

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For Immediate Release: August 14, 2013
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485
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