September 27, 2022

Sen. Daugherty Abrams Highlights $3 Million in Funding Approved for Housing Project in Meriden

Today, state Senator Mary Daugherty Abrams (D- Meriden, Middlefield, Rockfall, Middletown, Cheshire), highlighted $3 million awarded to Meriden for the development of a housing complex at 85 Tremont/Locust Street by the state’s Community Investment Fund (CIF). The CIF board met today to approve the funding. Sen. Daugherty Abrams said she is thrilled to see these funds allocated that will benefit many in Meriden.

“I am so glad this project was approved by the CIF board and share my gratitude,” said Sen. Daugherty Abrams. “The housing and apartment market can be discouraging for those hoping to find a place to live, making it imperative that we not only create spaces for residents, but also provide housing people can afford. This project accomplishes both and these CIF funds will help to ensure residents can find a place to stay.”

The funding will go towards development of the 85 Tremont Street to create 82 units of housing with 11 of the units will be designated as supportive housing units through Housing and Urban Development 811 program, according to the project summary. The current site is a 123,0000 square foot, five-story historic mill complex sitting on 2.2 acres. Additional parcels included by the city will be improved into active recreation area with basketball court, playground and fixed seating.