Swift Factory Redevelopment Bringing Hope to Northern Hartford

The redevelopment of the former M. Swift & Sons gold leafing factory is transforming the former industrial complex into a food business hub that will be geared toward creating jobs and opportunities for neighborhood residents.

On July 25, neighborhood residents had an opportunity to tour the Swift Factory property and envision the potential of the new site. The community is hopeful that the new hub will breathe life back into the economically depressed neighborhood.

““This is like a breath of fresh air,” said Rosa Bailey, former neighborhood resident who now lives in Bloomfield. “This is going to spark something in people who have been dreaming for years about doing something.”

Residents like Brenda Turner, who grew up in the North End and now lives in Windsor, say they can picture the Swift factory standing at the center of a bustling local economy, like it did decades ago.

Read the full article by the Hartford Courant here.

Swift Factory to Break Ground in September

Once a hub for Hartford industry, the M. Swift and Sons gold leafing factory has stood vacant since 2005. Bruner/Cott and Community Solutions have partnered with the community to revitalize the building, spurring job growth, economic development and community health in North Hartford.

On Saturday, September 8, the project will officially break ground! To celebrate this project milestone, there will be an official Ground Breaking & Community Celebration on site.

More details will be posted as the event nears.

To learn more about the Swift Factory, visit www.swiftfactory.org.