2017 Progressive Dinner


**UPDATE FEBRUARY 21 - The 2017 Progressive Dinner is SOLD OUT with a wait list.**
Sign up today for 
The Downtown Hartford Progressive Dinner, Sponsored by SoDoSaturday, February 25. This is our most popular event, our largest fundraiser, and a truly fun evening. Register as a Host or Attendee. Seats are limited - ask those who have been waitlisted in the past!

January 2017 Update

Here we are in a new year, with an inauguration around the corner and protest marches slated for DC and right here in our Capital City. If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved locally, we welcome you as a volunteer, committee member, board member, or just plain come to neighborhood meetings. All are welcome. The next meeting of your NRZ will be Wednesday, January 18 at 6 pm, at the Hartford Public Library, Main Street. Our featured speaker is Eric Boone of the Hartford Parking Authority, who will talk about the metering on Capitol Avenue, Residential Parking Permits, and answer other parking-related questions. Speaking of parking, see this month's newsletter for new info on parking bans during snowstorms. We hope to see you at Wednesday's meeting, rain, snow or shine.

Capitol Avenue resident Ani Koos sports a snazzy coat as she strolls on Hudson St. during a 2015 snowstorm.
Photo courtesy of Meg Koos

November 2016 Update

Everyone is preoccupied with the election results, what to do with leftover Halloween candy* and which Hartford roads are closed this week. If you are looking for an opportunity to get involved locally, a great way to be a part of the action is to volunteer, attend a meeting or join a committee or board. The next meeting of your NRZ will be Wednesday, November 16, at 6 pm, on the second floor of the Amos Bull House, 59 South Prospect Street.

*bring it to your NRZ meeting. ;-)

Aerial shot of the northeast corner of South Downtown, looking north from the steeple of South Congregational Church on Main Street. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Howard.
The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee
, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

October 2016 Update

October: fewer leaves on the trees, more political campaigns, and just the right amount of Halloween candy. The next meeting of your NRZ will be Wednesday, October 19, at 6 pm, in the Ground Floor Classroom of the Hartford Public Library, Main Street.

Looking west on Capitol Avenue, circa 1958. Photo via the Old Hartford Facebook group

The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

September 2016 Update

The summer hiatus is over for school kids and your NRZ. Our first meeting of 2016-17 will be Wednesday, September 21, at 6 pm, in the Ground Floor Classroom of the Hartford Public Library, Main Street.

We'll have updates on the Hartford Decide$ SoDo Community Garden Project and the basketball courts at Ramon Quiros Park on Hudson Street, the use of Buckingham Square Park, and the MDC sewer project on Whitman Court.

Aerial shot of the southern half of South Downtown, looking west from the steeple of South Congregational Church on Main Street. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Howard.

The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

June 2016 Update

Just in time for Summer, MDC work on Capitol Avenue between Main and Hudson is finally completed and the road has been repaved. Capitol Avenue will be a topic of discussion at our next meeting, which is also our Annual Meeting: Wednesday, June 15, 6 pm.

In addition to elections, there will be a presentation by Mike Freimuth of the Capitol Region Development Authority (CRDA) regarding potential future development of the parking lots on Capitol Avenue. We also hope to have updates on the Hartford Decide$ SoDo Community Garden Project and the basketball courts at Ramon Quiros Park on Hudson Street. Please note this month's meeting location is the CRDA Offices at the CT Convention Center.


The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.

May 2016 Update

Ah, spring, a time of renewal. Especially for a certain stretch of Capitol Avenue. The MDC recently shared a flyer stating that "lateral (pipe connection from [individual properties] to the new mainline) work will occur next week and the final restoration of sidewalks and road pavement will follow."

Speaking of renewal, with our Annual Meeting approaching, we have some NRZ Board members whose terms are up for re-election and some vacant spots. Specifically, we are looking for a Social Services representative and a Property Owner. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about , please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 18, 6 pm. Please note this month's meeting location is Holy Trinity Church (see blue box below). We hope to have updates on the Hartford Decide$ SoDo Community Garden Project and the basketball courts at Ramon Quiros Park on Hudson Street.
The South Downtown NRZ is always looking for more SoDo residents, property owners and business owners to get involved in the NRZ. If you are interested in one of our open Board positions, volunteering for a project, or serving on a committee, please email SoDoNRZ@gmail.com.

You can view past meeting minutes and newsletter editions on our website. And don't forget to check out our Facebook and NextDoor pages for neighborhood news and photos.