by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 18, 2018 1:34 pm | Comments (4)
The City Plan Commission stopped short of urging the Board of Alders to kill a planned six-month development moratorium aimed at protecting endangered rooming houses — voting instead to urge a “reconsideration.”
The vote took place Wednesday night at the conclusion of a four-hour passionate public hearing at this month’s City Plan meeting at City Hall.
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by Thomas Breen | Jan 17, 2018 7:58 am | Comments (5)
Two New Haven police officers found Mark Cochran, 55 — the first person targeted for help in an experimental program to keep nonviolent offenders out of jail — slumped over and intoxicated behind Trinity Church on the Green.
Continue reading ‘New Program Couldn’t Keep Him Alive’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 16, 2018 12:02 pm | Comments (9)
Aaron Goode doesn’t see just 385 new apartments when he looks at vacant Munson Street land on which a developer plans to build. He also sees 598 parking spaces — as well as an already congested intersection and a pedestrian/bike trail that might be fenced off to people.
Continue reading ‘Builder Pressed On Traffic, Trail’
by Thomas Breen | Jan 10, 2018 1:03 pm | Comments (6)
A city not-for-profit that has spent nearly 40 years rehabilitating historic houses and supporting stable homeownership in the city’s poorest communities is looking for another round of federal grant money to help it continue its housing renovation and education work in the Hill, Newhallville and Dwight neighborhoods.
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by Paul Bass | Jan 10, 2018 7:46 am | Comments (1)
It sounded like a repeat of an old movie: Water damage causes a public-health emergency at the Church Street South housing complex, leading to families being put up in hotel rooms.
Continue reading ‘Families Relocated After Ceiling Collapses’
by Aneurin Canham-Clyne | Jan 9, 2018 1:26 pm | Comments (16)
The new developer of a Wooster Square property said he plans to move forward on schedule to build 299 new apartments and 6,000 square feet of stores as planned on land at the gateway to Downtown.
Continue reading ‘New Owner Stays Course On Wooster Sq. Project’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 8, 2018 12:49 am | Comments (8)
The city and the owners of the dilapidated Church Street South housing complex have presented a united front when it comes to redeveloping the site. But when it comes to taxes and how much the owners should pay, they’ve essentially told each other, “I’ll see you in court!”
Continue reading ‘Housing Disaster Spawns 4 Lawsuits’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jan 3, 2018 12:35 pm | Comments (2)
Alders voted unanimously to rezone a 13-acre parcel in Newhallville, clearing the way for a proposed 385-apartment complex.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 15, 2017 8:12 am | Comments (12)
The quest to transform 13 acres in Newhallville from vacant industrial land into 385 new apartments won a crucial vote Thursday night despite last-minute efforts to delay the decision.
Continue reading ‘Munson Street Plan Nears Goal Line’
by Paul Bass | Dec 13, 2017 2:49 pm | Comments (11)
Mayor Toni Harp is urging alders to proceed with plans to approve a zoning change to allow 385 new apartments to be built in Newhallville.
Continue reading ‘Harp: Time For Decision On Munson St.’