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SAVE THE COMET!
We were advised late on Friday that a request for permission to demolish the Comet Diner is on the agenda for the next Hartford Historic Preservation Commission meeting at 4 pm on Wed. August 17 (260 Constitution Plaza, Plaza Level Conference Room).
During the past two years the Preservation Alliance has created "The Farmington Avenue Comprehensive Community Action Plan" and, along with the Business Improvement District (BID) has centered the plan on the preservation of the keystone diner built in 1948. Last fall the City of Hartford awarded a grant to create a master plan for the block between South Marshall and Laurel Streets. It calls for the preservation of the Comet and construction of new buildings to enhance the once-thriving commercial corridor. Under consideration is the potential of a multi-use project involving retail and residential development. We are optimistic that a clever approach to the reuse of vacant and abandoned buildings along Farmington Avenue can make a significant impact on community economic development.
WE NEED YOUR HELP AND QUICKLY!
CONTACT HARTFORD CITY OFFICIALS TO VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION
Mayor Luke Bronin firstname.lastname@example.org
Hartford Historic Preservation Commisson c/o email@example.com
Sean Fitzpatrick (Director of Development Services) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaime Bratt (Director of Planning & Economic Development) email@example.com
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