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McGroundbreaking key step in Bristol renaissance
When the new downtown McDonald’s opens in three months, the owner plans to hire about 60 new employees to supplement the 45 already on the payroll at the existing fast-food eatery on the former mall site. READ FULL STORY
Bristol Rising makes newcomer Dawn McKenna feel right at home
Even though Dawn McKenna has only been a Bristol resident for several months, the community has welcomed her with open arms and embraced her dream of opening a deli. READ FULL STORY
Renaissance says construction in downtown Bristol could begin this summer
The timetable laid out in the deal cut between the city and Renaissance Downtowns gives the Long Island-based firm until May 26, 2015, to begin construction on the 15-acre site at the city’s center. READ FULL STORY
Bristol's long-neglected Parking Authority ready to take on bigger role
Given that a public parking garage or two could ultimately be included on the former mall area the Long Island-based Renaissance Downtowns aims to revive with new housing, shops and offices, officials said the authority could find itself playing a critical role. READ FULL STORY
On October 11, 2011, a historic milestone was reached, unanimously approving Renaissance Downtowns’ redevelopment plan for downtown Bristol. This momentous occasion has set the stage for Bristol to witness its transformation into one of Connecticut’s most vibrant and exciting downtowns!
The benefits of Bristol's downtown revitalization will extend to the entire community by affording significant job growth and economic development opportunities while increasing the local tax base. In addition, residents of and visitors to Bristol will enjoy a downtown amenity that will represent a true regional destination. The revitalization effort will capitalize on regional and national trends that demonstrate a strong market desire for a return to downtown living, especially in smaller, boutique cities such as Bristol.
The Public-Private Partnership between Renaissance and the City has reached out to community stakeholders to ensure a transparent and inclusionary process was conducted in a manner that fostered dialogue with the community to ensure a revitalization effort that is the pride of all Bristol residents. These efforts included the ability for community members to participate in committees as well as an innovative, first of its kind Crowdsourced placemaking program that will provide a means to create meaningful dialogue between the development team and Bristol residents who may wish to live in, work in or visit a reinvented downtown Bristol. We at Renaissance are proud to have become an active member of your community and look forward to working hand in hand with our City partners to provide for a better future for all Bristol residents. Renaissance thanks the City of Bristol and all its residents for their support and involvement during these formative months.
If you are interested in learning more about the residential, retail or office location opportunities available downtown, or if you would like to learn more about how you can join the Bristol Rising! crowd, please click on the "Get Involved" button below. To learn about Crowdsourced placemaking please visit this link. To view our video about Renaissance’s innovative Crowdsourced Placemaking program please click link.