Construction and city officials will don hard hats and get out their shovels for the 1 p.m. Friday groundbreaking on the city’s newest affordable senior housing project at 2300 Corbin Ave. Billed as the next step in the revitalization initiative in New Britain, the Jefferson, a senior complex will open in December with all the bells and whistles.
Senior officials of Pennrose, the Philadelphia-based developer, and the New Britain Housing Authority, will take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking on the new senior housing apartment building. Speakers at the ceremonywill include Mayor Tim O’Brien; Timothy Henkel, Pennrose, senior vice president; Commissioner Evonne Klein, State of Connecticut. Department of Housing and Sanford Cloud, chairman and CEO of the Cloud Co. Hartford, LLC. Cloud, a real estate and business development firm, is known for projects that help transform urban centers. Pennrose, awarded the contract by the Department of Housing, has worked on similar projects with the Cloud Co. in the Northeast, though this is Pennrose’s first project in Connecticut. It has developed and operates apartment communities in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., and now Connecticut.