Welcome to the Parkville Arts & Innovation District
The Parkville Arts and Innovation District is one of ten neighborhood redevelopment projects in the City of Hartford designed to build on existing assets to create a more sustainable, prosperous, equitable and vibrant community. The initiative will provide employment, education, business development and other opportunities for Parkville and Hartford area residents.
The City of Hartford is working with residents, community leaders, business owners, local service providers, and educational institutions to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan that builds upon the diverse residential community, existing educational programs, the neighborhood’s historic industrial roots, its prime location along transit corridors, and the success of recent investments in the area.
This website showcases the strengths and opportunities of the Parkville District and provides valuable information on how stakeholders and developers can work with the Parkville Arts & Innovation Steering Committee to shape this vision and bring it to a reality.
Public Workshop – Thursday, February 10, 2022
Recently, two buildings located within the Parkville Arts & Innovation District were awarded funding from the State of CT, Department of Economic and Community Development.
- Real Art Ways located at 56 Arbor Street received a $9 million grant to facilitate the expansion of Real Art Ways including additional cinema screens, live arts and educational spaces, renovated galleries, elevator and roof repair, allowing for the increase of public programming for youth and adults.
- The City of Hartford partnered with 17-35 Bartholomew Ave, LLC to build on the recent successes begun within the Parkville Arts and Innovation District Initiative. The development will result in a new multi-level building with first floor commercial spaces and 57 apartments (30% affordable). Design for the development is planned to maximize use of the adjacent CTfastrak station. The total development cost of the project will exceed $16 million, of which $5.5 million was awarded by the State of CT, Department of Economic and Community Development.
Art, creativity and innovation are at the heart of this diverse community.
The Parkville Arts & Innovation District is located in the vicinity of Bartholomew Avenue along the western side of Interstate 84.
Parkville Market is a dining and entertainment destination in the heart of the district.
The strategic plan will build upon Parkville’s historic industrial roots, its prime location along transit corridors, and the success of local investments in the area.