(Hartford, CT – June 28, 2012) – Connecticut Main Street Center is pleased to announce the selection of John “Jack” Burritt as the organization’s Downtown Economic Development Director. In his position, Mr. Burritt will assist municipalities in building their capacity and expertise to facilitate downtown mixed-use/mixed income development, using a multi-faceted approach that begins with the development of working relationships between property and business owners, and municipal and state agencies and staff. Mr. Burritt will provide and/or coordinate technical assistance in mixed-use real estate development, urban design, land use and transportation planning.

John Burritt has served in various capacities in both the public and private sector dealing with local as well as regional planning and development issues, most notably in the areas of downtown revitalization, economic development, neighborhood planning and housing. Formerly the Assistant Director of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Mr. Burritt has served as the principal project manager for redevelopment initiatives within the City of Norwalk, including the completed phases of the Reed Putnam Urban Renewal Project, the South Norwalk Historic Revitalization Project and various affordable housing, homeownership and housing rehabilitation projects.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jack to our CT Main Street team, and look forward to introducing him to our member network,” said John Simone, President & CEO. “Jack Burritt brings expertise in downtown real estate development to Connecticut’s Main Streets. This on-the-ground experience furthers our goal of being the leading downtown technical assistance provider in the State.”