On Monday, June 12, 2017 at 12 PM the partners in the Meriden Commons mixed use development project will commemorate the start of construction with a groundbreaking ceremony at the project site, located at 177 State Street in downtown Meriden. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at the Meriden Green. Event participants will be welcomed by Meriden Mayor Kevin M. Scarpati.
Participants in the ceremony include the City of Meriden, the Meriden Housing Authority and its development arm the Maynard Road Corporation, Pennrose Properties and the Cloud Company, the Connecticut Department of Housing, the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Additional project partners include Hudson Housing Capital, Capital One Bank, the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Haynes Construction, Wallace Roberts & Todd Architects, and AECOM Engineering.
The Meriden Commons 1 is a 75-unit mixed-use and mixed-income development that is part of a plan to demolish the Mills public housing complex and expand the Meriden Green. The development includes 27 one bedroom units, 32 two bedroom units, and 16 three bedroom units. 60 apartments will be income-restricted for households with incomes at 60% or less of the area median income. The remaining 15 apartments will be unrestricted market-rate units. The project will also include 6500 square feet of commercial/retail space within walking distance to the new commuter rail station. Construction of Meriden Commons 1 will be completed in 2018.