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The Bristol Armory, which has served the Connecticut National Guard for generations, is empty and perhaps doomed.
Mayor Art Ward said the building “has been vacated” completely.
The 102nd Infantry unit that had been based there moved to New Britain in the spring and the state is preparing to rid itself of the
The city expects the state to offer it the 61 Center St. Armory by March.
Though city leaders have known for years the state planned to shutter the Armory in 2009, they haven’t done much to plan for its future use.
Ward said that city officials and residents should consider ideas for the property soon in anticipation of the expected offer.
City Councilor Mike Rimcoski said that perhaps the building could be used this winter to help house a growing number of homeless in town.
“Maybe we could throw a few cots” in there, Rimcoski said.
Ward said that it wouldn’t be possible.
He building, he said, is “totally unsafe.”
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