The Middletown Press is again reporting that a mixed-used building owned by Diane and Joel Amato of Amato’s Toy & Hobby was one of three downtown state properties selected by CMSC as a model property for the Come Home to Downtown program.   The buildings at 418-426 Main St. consist of two adjacent buildings. Quentin Phipps, Middletown Downtown Business District manager, said the city is ideal for the project because of its history of success through community service.

The Come Home to Downtown pilot program is a mixed-used real estate planning program created in partnership with Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, including a $250,000 investment using Community Investment Act Program funding.

Susan Westa, CMSC’s Community Engagement Director, said a community meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Middletown Community Health Center. The meeting is open to the public and Ms. Westa encouraged residents to attend and share their feedback on the revitalization project, which is near completion.

City building chosen as model property for Come Home to Downtown program