The owner of the Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford wants to build a 15-story tower with mostly apartments.
Abul Islam, who also owns an engineering firm in Middletown, is proposing to build an apartment tower at the former Eyewitness News building. Islam originally pitched a mixed-use facility with a commercial and residential tower.
The building would feature a mix of affordable and market rate studio, one- and two-bedroom units. There would be some office space in the building as well.
"This would be a great place to live," said Larry Maggi of Hartford. "There is so much going on down here."
However, some residents are not sold on the plan.
"I think it would be a little wasteful since we already have so many empty buildings here," said Sean Murphy of Hartford.
The planning and zoning commission will vote on the project Tuesday night at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
If approved, the owner said he could break ground on the site by early spring.
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