The Brit in downtown New Britain promises to be ‘urban oasis’ with apartments, retail to attract younger crowd

Those in attendance for the unveiling of the architectural rendering for The Brit had looks of amazement as Avner Krohn, chairman and CEO of Jasko Development, went over the rendering for the brand-new mixed-use development in detail. “We’re calling it an ‘urban oasis’ that will be going 200 feet all the way up to Main Street,” Krohn said. “There will be outside restaurant seating, garden space and space for tenants. There’s going to be grills, cabanas, all kinds of landscaping and lighting. You’ll be able to see that from Main Street with controlled access.” Jasko and the city have been working the past seven or eight months on the $14 million project. According to the city, the project is a beneficiary of a long-term tax modification deal and environmental remediation funding and the city leveraged its Tax Increment Financing program to help seed the development. According to Gerry Amodio, executive director, New Britain Downtown District, this project will ultimately produce over $2 million in taxes and local spending per year.

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