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Columbus Commons


New construction of 160 multi-family rental apartments and retail space

One of the first Passive House designed mixed-use development projects in CT

Features outdoor community gathering spaces, community clubhouse and fitness center

Completion: 2020

Total Development Costs:
$30 million

New Britain, Connecticut

Columbus Commons is a two-phase housing project located in downtown New Britain, Connecticut, that will yield 160 apartment units upon completion of both phases of construction. In the first phase of the project – completed in March 2020 – Dakota constructed 80 units along with community facilities and retail space on the ground floor.

The development is six stories in height with a steel frame first floor and five floors of wood construction above. The community facilities include a fitness center, community gathering space, bike storage, leasing office, and tenant storage.

Located in the heart of New Britain off of Columbus Blvd, this new community offers an attractive urban setting with convenient access to shopping, municipal services, and CTFasTrak making it an easy commute to Hartford and surrounding areas.

Construction began in late 2018; Phase 1 was completed in March of 2020. Total development costs are estimated at $30 million.