- Affordable Housing
- Parks and Play
- K-12 Schools
- Higher Education
- Complete Streets
- Sports Facilities
- Completed in 2005.
- Memorial was erected at the actual site of the circus fire.
- The “Ring of Remembrance” is a center plaque that contains the names and ages of each victim of the circus fire embossed on it.
- A pathway from the northern end of the site is lined with granite pedestals and plaques that describe what was happening at specific times prior to and during the fire.
To honor the victims of the tragic 1944 Circus Fire, TO Design, LLC worked with a committee of volunteers to design a suitable memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary. Challenges included working within a site subject to probable vandalism and a limited budget.
“The Memorial Design is a sensitive, subtle, thoughtful creation. The Design promises that this will be one of the most moving places in the state” (Michael Crosbie, Hartford Courant Architecture Critic).