Developer breaks ground on 100-unit development in New Britain

Construction of the 100-unit apartment complex at the site of the former Strand Theater in New Britain has officially kicked off following a ceremony this week. City officials joined New York Developer Avner Krohn on Tuesday for a groundbreaking of The Strand, a six-story, roughly 86,000-square-foot mixed-use apartment building at 157 Main St. In addition to 100 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, Krohn said the development will include about 3,600 square feet of retail and restaurant space. City officials said the project is expected to take about 16 months to complete. In August, Krohn’s development was named one of eight Connecticut projects sharing $23 million from the latest round of the Connecticut Communities Challenge Grant program. The Strand will receive $4 million through the program, Krohn said.

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