The iQuilt Plan is an urban design plan to connect the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford: museums, performance spaces, historic landmarks, modern architecture, and public art. Its goal is to make Connecticut’s capital city more culturally vibrant, environmentally sustainable, and economically prosperous. The design is visionary, but the means are practical: build on the City’s strengths and previous investments, such as the Riverfront redevelopment; leverage the full potential of its cultural assets; integrate funded capital improvements; and focus on projects that are both achievable and transformative. The iQuilt Plan is not a single project, but an integrated suite of projects - public and private, large and small - which can be implemented by different entities in multiple phases.
The iQuilt Plan will make Downtown the shared “living room” for the City and Region and a magnet for investment and economic development in retail, housing, and commerce thereby enhancing an urban center that attracts visitors, residents, and the talented workforce needed to drive our regional economy.