2022 will be an exciting year for economic development in Hartford. Festival Foods will be opening its store in May along with a 12,000 mini-mall on the east end of the development. Festival has just revealed that they will be moving forward with development of the west end of the former Hartford Plaza. Three perspective tenants have expressed strong interest in locating there.
Additionally, Culvers will be relocating to the south side of Highway 60 on the site that once housed the Ponderosa Restaurant. Culvers will be building a restaurant with much larger seating capacity and two drive-thru lanes. The old Culvers building, destroyed by a fire in September, 2021 will be demolished by the end of February and future development is planned on that site.
The HADC is advancing a proposal to bring housing to the community that can be supported by the wages earned here. The development would include single and two story homes along with townhouses.