Top UConn Economist Sees Benefits in Ball Park Project


As the city of Hartford continues to move through the process of creating an entirely new neighborhood on a swath of vacant land near downtown, there is now a study out on the economic benefits of the proposed development. The plan calls for housing, retail, a brewery, a supermarket, and of course a minor league baseball stadium.

This week on Face the State, we were joined by UConn professor Fred Carstensen, who was hired by the Hartford City Council to analyze the project. Carstensen told me he sees benefits to the city if the development is completed, and you’ll see his in-depth analysis on Sunday.

Also on Face the State, we are talking with state comptroller Kevin Lembo and congressional candidate Matthew Corey.  More about them here:  https://dennishouse.tv/2014/09/26/lembo-growth-slower-than-expected/     Our flashback takes us back to 1964, and some pretty awesome old film from downtown Hartford.  Preview here: https://dennishouse.tv/2014/09/26/that-time-a-u-s-president-came-to-channel-3/

Watch Professor Carstensen right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=10628257

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