Hartford Stadium Developers Say They Could Resume Work Next Month

(CBS Connecticut) — The developers building Dunkin’ Donuts Stadium say they could be resume construction in September after Labor Day. But Hartford’s mayor is not so sure.

In a written statement, Centerplan says it has been working with its insurance company to get coverage for the parts of the project that the city says it can not pay for.

Centerplan Statement 8.3.16

Centerplan seems to assume that it will finish the ball park.

“Once the architectural work is completed, Centerplan can get pricing from subcontractors to determine the cost and schedule to complete the project,”

Speaking to reporters outside of his office late Wednesday afternoon, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said in the city’s view, it should be up to an insurance company to decide which contractor to use to finish the stadium.

“Centerplan seems to  live in their own reality,” Bronin said. “That doesn’t mean that you couldn’t get construction started, but I am not aware that they are quite so far down the road in their discussions with anybody.”

Centerplan says it was wrongfully terminated.  The company says it has been working with its insurance company to arrange financing from the insurer to help complete the stadium.

Back in June, the city asked Centerplan’s insurance company to take over responsibility for finishing the project, after cost over-runs and missed deadlines.

Centerplan says the insurance company, Arch Insurance is still conducting a review of the project.

Yesterday, Hartford officials agreed to pay $247,000 to get an architect back on the project.  The city said Arch Insurance would pay the architect going forward.

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