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$500 Million Adriaen's Landing Redevelopment Project

State of Connecticut and the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA)

Represented the State of Connecticut's Office of Policy and Management (OPM) and the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) in the $500 million-plus public/private redevelopment project in the City of Hartford, known as Adriaen's Landing. The project includes a convention center, hotel, science center, retail and entertainment development, and several parking garages. The firm represented OPM and CRDA in the acquisition and assembly of the site; drafted and negotiated the long-term ground lease for the Convention Center hotel; drafted and negotiated a development agreement with the private developer of the retail and entertainment residential components of the Project; drafted and negotiated a 99-year lease with the largest art museum in the State for space in the project; drafted and negotiated a 99-year lease with a not-for-profit entity created to operate a museum of science and exploration on the site; drafted and negotiated a declaration of easements and restrictions for the entire site; and drafted and negotiated parking rights agreements with private entities that desired ongoing use of portions of the garages.

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