Business/Labor/ Economic Development
by Markeshia Ricks | May 8, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (25)
With just 48 hours left to get a bill that would expand Tweed-New Haven’s runway out of this year’s state legislative session, alders threw a Hail Mary, passing a resolution in support of the airport’s future growth.
Continue reading ‘Tweed Gets 11th Hour Alder Boost’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (20)
Let’s talk numbers. But let’s talk quickly.
That was the upshot of a meeting between alders and a developer about how much of a tax break the city can afford on a plan to turn an historic clock factory into 130 affordable apartments.
Continue reading ‘Clock Lofts Tax Compromise In Works’
by Staff | May 3, 2018 10:58 am | Comments (14)
An era in town-gown relations is ending with the retirement of Bruce Alexander, Yale’s top official dedicated to relations with New Haven.
Continue reading ‘Bruce Alexander Retires’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 1, 2018 4:29 pm | Comments (19)
Hardhats were donned and hands were put to shovel by a Stamford developer and Mayor Toni Harp on a bright Tuesday to officially mark the start of construction for the first phase of the Hill to Downtown Project.
Continue reading ‘Hill To Downtown Phase 1 Breaks Ground’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 26, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (76)
One argument: Start-ups and out of town developers who see a potential for profit shouldn’t dictate the fate of a neighborhood.
A counter-argument: Neighbors who knowingly move near airport shouldn’t be allowed to hold the city and the state economically hostage.
Continue reading ‘Tweed’s Future Sparks Stormy Hearing’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 25, 2018 1:04 pm | Comments (15)
A landlord amassing thousands of dollars in blight fines on a deteriorating building he owns in Westville is suing the city for harassment over another property he owns at the edge of Wooster Square. The city’s suing him back.
Continue reading ‘Landlord Racks Up Fines, Files Lawsuit’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 24, 2018 1:42 pm | Comments (9)
Advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Connecticut are pushing for the Board of Alders to move faster than the stereotypical stoner on a resolution in support of such efforts in the state.
Continue reading ‘Like, Maybe They’ll Get Around To Voting’
by Markeshia Ricks & Thomas Breen | Apr 23, 2018 4:19 pm | Comments (21)
The latest plans for a new apartment complex at the border of the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods show slightly more apartments than had been previously pitched to neighbors and a less prominent “moat” of parking around the rest of the site.
Continue reading ‘Munson Project Inches Closer To 400 Units’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm | Comments (4)
A longtime dream of redeveloping a vacant parcel at 340 Dixwell Ave. into affordable housing moved a step closer to coming true.
Continue reading ‘Beulah Plans Housing On Joe Grate’s Lot’
by Paul Bass | Apr 20, 2018 1:02 pm | Comments (11)
The iconic Pirelli Building on Long Wharf, beloved by preservationists who feared it would be destroyed, is slated for new life as a hotel.
Continue reading ‘Hotel Eyed For Pirelli Building’