A mixed-used building owned by the Amato family was one of three downtown state properties selected by CMSC as a model property for the Come Home to Downtown program reports the Middletown Press. The buildings at 418-426 Main St. consist of two adjacent buildings. 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 Middletown’s lively downtown business district was a factor in their being chosen. “They had expressed an interest and commitment to revitalizing their downtown area and have a business district that is very actively involved with improving the area,” said Westa.
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 residents are encouraged to attend and share their feedback on the revitalization project, which is near completion.