$6 million in funding approved for Columbus Commons

April 16, 2018

The New Britain legislative delegation welcomed approval of funds for the Columbus Commons project on April 13 to assist with the first phase of its development.

The Connecticut State Bond Commission today approved a $6 million loan to the project stakeholders that will help with the construction of 80 new units of rental housing with 64 income-restricted affordable units.

Last year lawmakers announced the start of the project’s construction that in addition will include commercial space for retail, office space and restaurants.

I am pleased to see this development, located in my district, moving forward at a steady pace. Without a doubt, once completed, Columbus Commons will bring great benefits not just to residents, but an overall economic boost to the entire city. I am thankful to our delegation for our continued collective work in making things happen for New Britain and ensuring that all our districts are taken care of.

Here is a story from the New Britain Herald with more details.