Developers envision upscale community along Meriden gateway

Steven Ancona, president of Flatiron Real Estate Advisors in New York, has hired Kenneth Boroson Architects in New Haven to prepare plans for a 92-unit apartment and commercial complex at 289 Pratt St. The city received a $1.8 million brownfield grant to clean up the 14.3-acre vacant lot and a portion of 290 Pratt St. Ancona owns both properties. Ancona is impressed with the city’s efforts to improve its downtown with the Meriden Green, the planned parklet on the corner of Mill and Pratt streets and development partnerships at the Silver City Commons I and II residential/ commercial complexes. “What we’ve seen across the country is the commercial sector has been (challenged) over COVID,” Ancona said. “That’s not going to last forever. That will change once people settle in and we get past COVID.”

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