SoDo Relocation of Federal Courthouse?

The federal government is considering relocating the Hartford federal court operations from its present location at 450 Main Street (across from The Linden) and building a new courthouse elsewhere in the city. Three locations are under consideration, including a 2.5-acre parcel of land in SoDo, on Hudson Street between Capitol Avenue and Buckingham Street. This parcel is currently state-owned, exempt from taxation, and is used as a parking lot for state employees. This parcel is also earmarked for Phase 3 of the Bushnell South development of mixed-use housing and retail, which would put it back on the city's tax rolls. 

There will be a public hearing regarding an upcoming environmental study of the Capitol Avenue parcel as well as the two other potential court sites on Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the Park Street Library, 603 Park Street. You can read more about the courthouse project from this announcement letter and on the GSA website.

News articles about the proposed Bushnell South redevelopment and proposed courthouse move are on the Capitol Avenue Redevelopment page of this site.