A $250 billion U.S. Senate infrastructure bill could help the city get funding to complete downtown traffic, housing and flooding projects, U.S. Sen. Christopher Murphy told city leaders during a recent meeting.
Murphy asked business, municipal and nonprofit representatives to update him on work downtown, including funding needs. The Friday meeting was hosted by the Midstate Chamber of Commerce on Colony Street.
“The most important things is the latest round of tax credits,” said Mayor Kevin Scarpati. “We have three projects coming up.”
Scarpati was referring to three mixed-use residential and commercial projects at 177 State St., 11 Crown St. and 143 W. Main St.
Murphy told leaders that projects that are not shovel-ready but are in the planning stages would be eligible for funding under the infrastructure bill.