Economic Programs

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Our Design Committee meetings provide updates on economic development projects including the Route 44 Safety Improvement Project and the Town Center Project.

Brick and Mortar Development

Upper Albany Main Street promotes the development of the Albany Avenue commercial district. Major development projects already underway including the Chrysalis Center Headquarters located at 255 Homestead Avenue, University of Hartford Performing Arts Center and the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center off-site laundry facility. UAMS is working with partners to redevelop the corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street into a Town Center point of destination.  For more on the Town Center Redevelopment please visit

Hartford: 2010

The MetroHartford Alliance proposes to support the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services Division of Planning by developing, with the City, Hartford 2010: A Vision and Action Strategy. The Framework will build on the considerable accomplishments of the past five years and be designed specifically to attract additional private investment in the City through a series of targeted capital investments by using a strategic partnership with UAMS in the development of Hartford 2010.  For more information regarding the Hartford:2010 project visit

GIS Database

Upper Albany Main Street has developed a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Database to facilitate large-scale economic development in the Upper Albany commercial district. The GIS system is a powerful collection of interactive maps and information designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information in the Upper Albany district. Currently, the searchable GIS Database can provide custom reporting information that may assist in the development of a comprehensive market analysis and influence redevelopment plans in Upper Albany. Upper Albany Main Street is currently working on making this information accessible online.