A Vision for Life in the City

May 20, 2021 | News

HARTFORD — An ambitious vision for the redevelopment of downtown Hartford’s Pratt Street into a new, $50 million hub of nearly 200 apartments above restaurants, entertainment space and shops is now under construction as the city heads into the uncertainty of life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I’m not a fortune teller — nobody’s a fortune teller — however, our sense is we are detecting a very positive and strong interest in leasing,” said Michael Seidenfeld, chief operating officer of Shelbourne Global Solutions LLC, of Brooklyn, N.Y., a partner in the project. “We have even seen some serious interest for new retail on Pratt Street that would bring a perfect vibe to street.”