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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut is breaking ground Monday on a new campus in downtown Hartford.

A ceremony is planned to mark the start of construction for a campus that will be anchored by the former Hartford Times building. Classes there are expected to begin in the fall of 2017 with about 2,300 students and 250 faculty members.

The university's board of trustees last month approved a $115 million development plan to relocate its satellite campus in West Hartford to downtown Hartford.

The school is planning to share some space and resources with the nearby Hartford Public Library. It's also working with the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center and Connecticut Convention Center to integrate the campus into the neighborhood.

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