First Phase of Mills Memorial Redevelopment Fully Funded!

Great news! The first phase of Mills Memorial was awarded Federal 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA)!  Pennrose Properties, the Meriden Housing Authority, and the City of Meriden are partners on the project.  The current public housing site will be redeveloped into a 75-unit mixed-income community, with ground level retail and a preschool, all within walking distance of Meriden’s new transit center. Click here to learn more about this project: Huge thank you to the Mills community and the City of Meriden for supporting positive transformation in Downtown Meriden!


Downtown Shuttle Bus Trial to be Discontinued

The City of Meriden Office of Economic Development would like to thank all of those that participated in the downtown shuttle bus trial program. While we were pleased to receive positive feedback from our downtown business owners and students who took advantage of the free shuttle bus during the trial period over the past 6 weeks, the service has been discontinued due to low ridership.  

A staff report on the results of the shuttle bus trial is being compiled and will be available in May 2015. To help the City better assess how to improve mobility in the downtown, the South Central CT Council of Governments has agreed to provide (at no cost to the City) a "first mile/last mile" study that will investigate strategies to maximize the use of public transit in Meriden. This study will be completed in 2016.  The "Rideshare" GPS tracking device that was acquired for the shuttle bus program will be transferred to CT Transit/Dattco for use on the Meriden-Hartford commuter buses for a trial program.  The draft downtown parking study update is also available for review and comment.  

If you have any questions, comments, or for further information, please contact the City Office of Economic Development at 203.630.4152.  

Thank You!

Thank you all for attending the December 9th Community Workshop and Open House! If you were unable to attend the meeting you can view the presentation under the resources tab.

Please check back soon for a summary of the meeting!