Earlier this month we reported that a resolution was drafted which would allow for a “Save the Lyric” fund to be set up. Tonight, we received word that the remaining section of the Lyric Theater on Park Street is likely to be salvaged. Michael Fuschi, Building Official, shared that the correspondence he had with Hallisey Engineering regarding the mortar strength test results. The locations that were tested showed mortar strength to be in the range of high strength mortar. Unless something new is discovered, it sounds like the building is not in danger of being demolished.
Next week Fuschi and Glenn Geathers (Project Manager of Department of Development Services Economic Development Division) will be meeting with John Hallisey at the site. Afterwards, they will meet with the ad hoc Lyric subcommittee of the Frog Hollow NRZ. The plan is to stabilize the structure from the third floor down before winter. The roof has already been patched. It will then be “fast tracked” and put to bid.
Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
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