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Historical District

Downtown New Britain added to the National List of Historic Places

Discover Downtown New Britain, Connecticut, a historic area with a wealth of opportunities and incentives that make it an ideal place for businesses to grow and prosper. World famous as the home of invention and manufacturing for over 200 years, New Britain’s downtown is being completely reinvented along with the arrival of CTfastrak, Connecticut’s innovative mass-transit project that serves as the spine of Central Connecticut’s regional transit system. Capitalizing on this new transportation hub, the city of New Britain is implementing the energetic Streetscape Improvement Plan and Wayfinding Projects to revitalize and energize the downtown area from the State Courthouse to Columbus Park. The first three phases of this plan have been completed, beginning with the opening of New Britain’s state-of-the-art 87,000 sq. ft. police and retail complex.

Downtown New Britain continues to experience an economic revival. Transformative projects of downtown developers are reshaping the downtown environment and paving the way for a dynamic, vibrant city with a healthy life of emerging restaurants, retail shops, and arts organizations with low-cost parking for more than 2,000 vehicles. The New Britain Superior Court and the Hospital of Central Connecticut are within a mile of the center, promoting a growing business among law firms, financial, insurance, and medical concerns, with office space filling rapidly. The main campus of Central Connecticut State University, with more than 12,000 students, is located less than two miles from downtown, while the university’s Institute of Technology and Business Development is located prominently in the center of downtown, infusing the entire city with the energy of “Blue Devils Fever”.

The city of New Britain offers the quality of New England life in a small urban setting with abundant cultural, recreational, and natural resources. In support of a mixed-use enterprise zone that includes prime commercial space in the city’s center, the New Britain Downtown District maintains a unique partnership with the property owners and the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce to make locating in New Britain attractive and easy.

Downtown New Britain is on the move, and we at the New Britain Downtown District look forward to an opportunity to showcase the many benefits of becoming part of this exciting community. Please feel free to contact us.