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Larson on Passage of Coltsville Clarification

March 22, 2016
Press Release

Washington – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved legislation clarifying the National Park Service’s authority to establish the Coltsville National Park headquarters in the historic brownstones next to the East Armory.  The National Park Service determined that the brownstones, which date back to the 1850’s, provide the best location for historic preservation and visitor access for the location of the park headquarters.  The Park Service recently issued a technical clarification that would allow for this to occur and this legislation would simply codify that decision. Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

“Coltsville is an iconic part of Hartford’s legacy as well as its future,” said Larson. “The Park’s continued growth and evolution will allow us to reclaim the banks of the historic Connecticut River and attract more people to the city of Hartford. Coltsville has brought together countless community leaders, cultural organizations, governmental agencies, non-profits, and businesses who have worked tirelessly to bring this dream to fruition. I look forward to the continued success of Coltsville and the surrounding community.”

Rep. Larson speaks on the House Floor
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