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Resolution for Lyric Theater

Kerri Provost

June 09, 2010

After yesterday’s update on the Lyric Theater, Councilperson Cotto provided me with a draft of the resolution which will be submitted to the City Council today. The language of it is as follows:

WHEREAS, On March 27, 2010, the Broad Street portion of the Lyric Theater was demolished because it was deemed to be an imminent threat to public safety; and

WHEREAS, The Park Street portion of the Theater is in severe need of renovation; and

WHEREAS, The remaining portion on Park is in the heart of the busiest retail center in the City and upkeep of the area’s physical environment must be a priority; and

WHEREAS, The Fiscal Year 2010-2011 budget has allocated eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000.00) towards the preservation of the remaining portion of the Lyric Theater, though some believe that may not be enough; and

WHEREAS, There has been an outpouring of community support to preserve the Lyric Theater’s remaining portion; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Court of Common Council requests that the Director of Finance establishes a “Lyric Theater Fund” so that individuals and organizations can make contributions towards the Lyric Theater’s preservation.

Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford. To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.
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