Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Paul Bass | May 21, 2013 12:00 pm | Comments (21)
After 20 years running City Hall, John DeStefano plans to move into an office a mile west on Whalley Avenue—to help run a community development bank he brought into existence.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 17, 2013 3:16 pm | Comments (3)
One person sees a “shady gas station” on the corner of Howe and Crown.
That’s “crypto-racist,” says another.
At the corner of Orange and Crown sits one person’s “weird art place.” To another it’s “Artspace (not weird.)”
by Paul Bass | May 16, 2013 4:03 pm | Comments (31)
Mayoral candidate Toni Harp questioned a developer’s argument that it needs a $10 million-plus bailout from the city to keep the Ninth Square project alive, while two of her opponents expressed support for spending some new money to preserve affordable housing there.
by Allan Appel | May 16, 2013 10:55 am | Comments (2)
One telecommunications company withdrew its application to put an antenna on a historic Fair Haven building, while another got the OK to upgrade out-of-sight equipment atop an East Rock roof.
by Allan Appel | May 16, 2013 9:33 am | Comments (4)
By a unanimous vote Wednesday night the City Plan Commission gave the thumbs up to a plan for a convenience store and four gasoline pumps to be installed at 281-289 Chapel at Mill River Street.
by Allan Appel | May 14, 2013 1:23 pm | Comments (22)
The city went public Tuesday with phase one of a developer’s plan for the Coliseum lot: A strollable “town square” with five- or six-story apartment buildings; top-of-the-line wine shops and restaurants; and a “woonerf”—a special lane for pedestrians and cyclists, not drivers—that takes you to State Street.
by Allan Appel | May 10, 2013 12:38 pm | Comments (1)
C-Town Supermarket’s attempt to spread commercial activity onto an adjacent block in Fair Haven came to an end after neighbors convinced lawmakers to overturn a zoning decision.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 10, 2013 8:29 am | Comments (1)
What can you buy for $47.25 million?
If you’re New Haven tech powerhouse Higher One, that much money will get you an existing company with 60 employees and several hundred clients.
by Paul Bass | May 9, 2013 4:13 pm | Comments (47)
Saying it’s running out of cash, the developer of the Ninth Square downtown apartment and retail district is asking the city to forgive $9.9 million in unpaid interest and obtain another 15 years worth of tax breaks.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 9, 2013 9:36 am | Comments (6)
Amid an onslaught of garage-rock guitar chords, the biggest name you’ve never heard of in local music promotion waded through a crowd of nodding teenagers wearing ironic T-shirts and claimed a new kind of concert swag: a pair of jeans.