When Riverfront Recapture was established in 1981, the Connecticut River was isolated from Hartford and East Hartford by flood walls and an interstate highway. The river was dirty and its banks were overgrown and uninviting. Thanks to the efforts of a public/private partnership put together by Riverfront Recapture, the riverfront has evolved into a beautiful green oasis that welcomes urban residents and visitors. These efforts have national recognition and earned prestigious awards such as the Waterfront Center’s Top Honor Award.
Riverfront Recapture has built a respected reputation for our unique knowledge and experience in developing an urban waterfront that is subject to flooding, and we are often sought out by other organizations across the country for our waterfront planning expertise.