December 28, 2017

Five Hartford area transit projects to receive portion of $15M in grants

PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Riders pick up CTfastrak at the New Britain station.

Eleven transit-oriented development projects in Connecticut will receive $15 million in funding, including five in the Hartford region.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said this week the funding will come through a competitive grant program that supports responsible growth, and noted it is targeted at boosting economic activity and creating jobs.

Grants come under the state's Responsible Growth and Transit-Oriented Development Grant Program.

The Hartford area projects set to receive grants include:

  • Berlin – $536,884 to acquire property at 861 Farmington Ave. and the rail spur property adjacent to the Berlin Steel site;
  • East Windsor – $123,800 to develop a storm-water management plan and establish new zoning recommendations to promote the village-style redevelopment in Warehouse Point;
  • New Britain – $1,999,500 to extend pedestrian infrastructure improvements along a portion of Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street, including sidewalks, lighting, and way-finding;
  • Wallingford – $175,000 to fund the planning and engineering design for downtown pedestrian improvements along North Colony Street and Hall Avenue; and
  • Windsor Locks – $1,847,400 for the construction of a retaining wall and surface parking lot intended to support the redevelopment of three parcels in the Main Street Commercial District.

Outside of the Hartford region, grants have been approved for Clinton, Madison, Norwalk, Stratford, Winchester and the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.

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