A $20 million apartment project is set to pay tribute to the once-beloved downtown landmark the Strand Theatre. New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced that Jasko Development had plans to construct a 100-unit apartment building to be known as “The Strand” at 157 Main St. Jasko Development CEO and President Avner Krohn is also building “The Brit” and “The High Roller” further up Main Street, on the block between Bank Street and Columbus Boulevard. “The types of development we’re seeing and the years we have spaced them out are allowing for us to create and shift an infrastructure that will support the added population,” Stewart said. “Over the next five years we’re going to be adding about 350 new apartments to the downtown area. We have to make sure we’re being strategic about it so we have the infrastructure to support it.” Parking, crosswalks, traffic signal and sidewalk improvements will accommodate the expected increase in pedestrian and vehicle traffic.