April 19, 2017

UConn peddles W. Hfd. campus online

PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED
PHOTO | CONTRIBUTED
Image from UConn's online website set up to market its defunct West Hartford campus.

UConn is using the internet to stir up potential buyers for its obsolete West Hartford campus amid the town's cloudy purchase commitment.

The flagship state university announced Wednesday a new website devoted specifically to marketing the 58-acre campus, near the heart of West Hartford.

UConn is leaving the suburban site once its campus officially relocates this September to newly built space in the former Hartford Times Building on Prospect Street downtown.

The campus property -- one of the last large contiguous land tracts in the town -- is still under contract to the town of West Hartford, UConn said.

However, faced with budget uncertainties stemming from the state's dire fiscal condition, uncertainty now surrounds the town's right-of-first-refusal offer of $5 million for the property. The town had faced a late March deadline to close the deal.

The marketing website compiles photographs, maps and other detailed materials to inform interested parties about the potential availability of its West Hartford campus property, UConn said. No sale price is listed.

Specifics about the property, can be found on the new website

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