Jefferson Connector Project Advances, Wins New Market Credits

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A $5.5 million project to rehab a vacant building at 2200 Washington Avenue into new offices for Twain Financial Partners is part of a larger effort to better tie Downtown West to Midtown Alley, its developer told economic development officials Thursday.

Developer Jassen Johnson of Renaissance Development Associates is one of the people behind the rehab of the Washington Avenue building near Jefferson Avenue, along with members of Twain Financial Partners. Twain, which specializes in tax credit and complex financial transactions, will move its offices from downtown a few blocks west to the new building.

Johnson said the rehab ties in with his Jefferson Connector project, which envisions a new hotel and a Boxyard development — a complex of bars and restaurants made out of shipping containers — near Jefferson Avenue and Locust Street.

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