On Monday, September 30, 2019, the Upper Albany Main Street Commercial Facade Improvement Program (CFIP) began construction on 1382 – 1392 Albany Avenue (King of Kings & Jessies Food Center). The King of Kings convenience store will remain open during construction.
The Goal of the Commercial Facade Improvement Program is to:
- Stimulate development by providing incentives that increase existing business investment, promote business sustainability and restore the grandeur of Hartford’s Albany Avenue historic district.
- Create an “area of destination’ by encouraging new and innovative investments in retail and other goods, product and services.
- Complete the City of Hartford’s development plan and CT Department of Transportation (CTDOT) Route 44 Safety Improvement and Streetscape Project, while integrating modern commercial building facades with new roads and street enhancements.
- Create attractive, code-compliant facades for commercial structures along Albany and Homestead Avenues in the Upper Albany communities.