Design Committee

Design Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 10:00 am at the Handel Performing Arts Center Community Room (35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford, CT 06112).  Anyone who is affected by the Route 44 Project, has questions, or who lives along Albany Avenue is welcome to attend.

Design Committee Meetings

The Design Committee provides an opportunity for community residents, merchants, and stakeholders to interface with state, regional, and local officials to offer feedback on the full-depth reconstruction of Albany Avenue, comprehensive street-scape, and on-street parking designs. Working in a designated historic district, the Design Committee advocates zoning and design standards concordant with the rich history of Upper Albany. The Design Committee convenes monthly to organize officials involved in the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project and other projects that affect the commercial district. The Committee aims to minimize disruption of commercial activities resulting from construction on the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project and the MDC Sewer Separation by keeping business owners informed on a regular basis.

Route 44  Commercial Facade Program

The Upper Albany Main Street (UAMS) received funding to coordinate a multi-year project that will design and create attractive and code-compliant facades for commercial structures along Albany Avenue and Homestead Avenue in North Hartford. This redevelopment and beautification initiative will complement and enhance the larger-scale Albany Avenue Streetscape to be undertaken by various State and City of Hartford agencies.  The end result of the Facade and Streetscape projects will be a restored and vibrant Gateway to the City of Hartford from the western suburbs.

UAMS proposes two phases for the Commercial Facade Project.  Phase I will inventory and assess needs of commercial structures along Albany and Homestead Avenues.

Attend Our Next Meeting

Upper Albany Main Street invites you to attend our next design committee meeting.  Meetings start promptly at 10:00 am and cover various design topics including; the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project, the Commercial Facade Improvement Program (CFIP), and other important development projects along Albany Avenue.  We welcome your feedback, comments, and concerns.