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Terry Gerratana

Healthy Families, Healthy Communities

Another Investment in New Britain's Future

I recently joined my colleagues on New Britain’s legislative delegation to announce the approval of funding for a new mixed-use building that will provide housing and commercial options near the CTfastrak station. The new building, called “Columbus Commons,” will be built in the vacant lot that used to hold New Britain’s police station. The completed project will include commercial space for retail, office space and restaurants, along with 80 new housing units.


Columbus Commons is an ambitious project that we have been working on for many years now, and it is very exciting to see the work being done now that shovels are in the ground. New Britain’s focus on transit-oriented development around the CTfastrak stations has been a successful strategy to grow our local economy, and this new development will be an important piece of the plan to move our city forward. In addition to the direct economic benefits of this project, it will provide a greatly needed boost to New Britain’s housing stock.