Two central Connecticut cities are getting a little help in turning some long under-utilized buildings into brand new housing, reports WFSB News Channel 3.   New Britain officials said they are in line for some help redeveloping an empty space on West Main Street after CMSC picked New Britain for its Come Home to Downtown program, now in its secodn year.

Come Home to Downtown will offer the hardware city technical assistance in developing options for new apartments up above 99 W. Main Street. The program will also help the owners learn about financing options available, along with working with the city and its downtown organization in promoting and attracting redevelopment.

The Connecticut Main Street Center also chose a five-story building on the corner of Colony and West Main streets in Meriden for the program. Both downtown locations are undergoing some big changes when it comes to transportation, New Britain with the CT Fast Track and Meriden’s New Transit Center at the train station.

New Britain, Meriden developing new housing