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“The landmark Courtland Arms building in downtown New Britain is reopening this winter after more than two decades of abandonment followed by an $8 million renovation. The nonprofit Chrysalis Center spent nearly a year and a half restoring the historic building, which will be home to two dozen individuals, couples and sets of roommates. Four apartments will be set aside for low-income veterans who need housing, part of the population that Hartford-based social service organization tries to help.” — Hartford Courant

Read more about this important preservation project in downtown New Britain:  In New Britain, $8 million rehab takes historic Courtland Arms building from derelict to downtown showpiece — Hartford Courant