Local officials in Meriden want to know how to attract young professionals to the downtown as part of the plans being developed to covert existing office space into 16 apartments through CMSC’s Come Home to Downtown program, reports the Meriden Record-Journal.

Meriden and the building at 1-3 Colony Street were chosen to participate in the second year of the Come Home to Downtown program.  The program aims to bring more housing downtown by creating more mixed-use development in small, under-utilized downtown buildings.  Although plans are in the works, Economic Development Director Juliet Burdelski said it’s important to find out what people want in downtown.

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