Hartford Healthy Hub
Recent research has shown that a full-service supermarket, which provides healthy and affordable foods, when co-located with other health promoting services and activities can greatly improve health outcomes and significantly contribute to community wellbeing.
The Healthy Hartford Hub (‘HHH’) Project is a collaborative effort to address Hartford’s food desert and positively impact the health of Hartford residents, especially those living in the city’s North End / Promise Zone neighborhoods. The HHH project is proposed to be located near the city’s downtown, sited on adjacent parcels totaling approximately four acres, and anchored by a ground floor full-service supermarket, a 2nd floor restaurant/café, and an adjacent parking structure. Mixed-use development on a separate parcel across an existing street includes a multi-story building with ground floor retail space and housing and/or office space above. Retail space of the mixed-use building is anticipated to include other health promoting services, such as a health clinic, a community teaching kitchen, and/or wellness center, and may include other complementary retail tenants. The HHH project also incorporates an existing historic structure on an adjacent parcel and a historic one-acre park.