The mixed-use, mixed-income development known as Columbus Commons was awarded in July 2016 by the City of New Britain to Xenolith Partners LLC as part of the 125 Columbus Blvd RFP.
The development will be constructed in two phases and upon completion, will consist of two six-story buildings containing 160 residential mixed-income units and 20,000 SF of ground-level retail space.
Columbus Commons is a Transit Oriented Development and located directly across the street from the CTfastrak station in Downtown New Britain.
Express buses running along the CTfastrak line depart as often as every 7 minutes and travel from New Britain to Hartford in less than 30 minutes.
The City of New Britain has conducted significant environmental remediation of the site, which formerly housed a police station, utilizing CT Department of Economic and Community Developments Targeted Brownfield Remediation Funding.
The first phase of the development will be financed with conventional debt, CT Department of Housing CHAMP funds, DECD Urban Act Funds, Low Income Housing Tax Credits and deferred developer fee. The development team received a 2016 CHFA 9% LIHTC award and started construction in September 2018.
Mixed-Use: Affordable and
Market-Rate Housing and Retail
Xenolith Partners LLC + Dakota
Total Development Cost
125 Columbus Blvd
New Britain, CT
Paul B. Bailey Architect
160 mixed-income residential units
and 20,000 square feet of retail