On Tuesday, October 17, 2017 the City of Meriden, the CT Main Street Center, and the Meriden Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) hosted over 75 planning professionals at the Silver City Ballroom to discuss Meriden's downtown redevelopment programs. At the meeting, the consulting firm BL Companies presented the findings of a year-long study to assess market conditions and opportunities for new commercial and retail development in downtown Meriden. Mayor Kevin Scarpati, representatives from the City of Meriden, the Midstate Chamber and MEDCO were also on hand to announce the "Meriden Match" forgivable loan program for small businesses, the downtown concierge, and a new partnership with the CT Main Street Center. A copy of the presentation can be downloaded here.
Transit Oriented Development is now happening on several City-owned sites in downtown Meriden. TOD projects include 600 new housing units, 30,000 sf of retail space and over $125 million private investment within the next five years. Ongoing projects include:
- 24 Colony Street Westmount Development Group mixed use development--NOW LEASING!
- "Meriden Commons" 161 & 177 State Street -Pennrose Properties --UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
- 11 Crown Street (former Record Journal building) The Michaels Organization mixed use development and demolition project -CONSTRUCTION IN 2018!
- "On the Green" 77 State Street Pennrose mixed use development
- Meriden Transit Center-a $20 million transit center that is part of the $467 million New Haven Hartford Springfield rail program.
- 1 King Place