HARTFORD, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A new audit now puts the costs of Hartford’s Downtown North development, which is anchored by the new Dunkin’ Donuts ballpark in Hartford, in the $102 million range.
This figure comes from the Hartford Business Journal, which cites an audit from the city’s internal audit commission.
The number does not include costs tied to the project’s shut-down in June, when the city fired the developers over a series of cost overruns and missed deadlines. Hartford has not yet paid the former developer’s last invoice.
Downtown North was originally estimated at $56 million, and bonded for approximately $63 million. The audit now puts the cost of the stadium at $71.7-million
On Thursday, the Eastern League’s President and the Yard Goats’ owner reiterated their commitment to Hartford, but said the clock was ticking on completing work on the ballpark.