by Duo Dickinson | Nov 26, 2015 8:02 am | Comments (1)
It is often presumed that a scorched-earth strategy of clear-cutting sites is cheaper for developers. That is often true, unless there is perfect fit with the old site’s structures and the new use and regulations.
Continue reading ‘History Trumps Demolition’
by Paul Bass | Nov 25, 2015 11:57 am | Comments (2)
They won’t all be in new homes by Thanksgiving—but all of the families fleeing the crumbling Church Street South apartment complex will have the right to take their government subsidies wherever they’d like.
Continue reading ‘Now It’s Christmas, Not Thanksgiving’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 25, 2015 7:09 am
Everyone at the housing authority knew how Sheila Allen-Bell took her coffee, Gary Hogan said. And he could prove it.
Continue reading ‘Allen-Bell Says Goodbye’
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 20, 2015 4:19 pm | Comments (11)
An illegal repair shop in a garage sparked a 2 a.m. fire in a Mandy Management house Friday morning, leading the city to condemn the property and send nine families to temporary quarters in a hotel.
Continue reading ‘House Condemned; 9 Families Displaced’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 18, 2015 7:36 am | Comments (15)
A factory that for almost two centuries turned out parts for horse-drawn carriages and then cars and trucks may now become the latest Wooster Square housing conversion, at the hands of one of New Haven’s busiest builders.
Continue reading ‘Empty C. Cowles Plant Finds A Suitor’
by Allan Appel | Nov 12, 2015 5:13 pm | Comments (15)
As a federal official announced a proposed ban on smoking in all public-housing developments, some New Haven tenants said they aren’t ready to butt out in the privacy of their homes.
Continue reading ‘Public-Housing Girds For Smoking Ban’
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 11, 2015 7:38 am | Comments (13)
A developer received final approval to transform an empty stretch of Crown and George streets—where police found a dismembered torso in a squatters’ lair—into five market-rate apartment buildings, contributing to a taller, denser downtown.
Continue reading ‘Metro 301 Gets Zoning Go’
by Paul Bass | Nov 10, 2015 7:51 am
The city’s deputy zoning director is recommending that the zoning board OK a plan to put a 75-bed overflow homeless shelter on Cedar Street this winter.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Overflow Plan Wins Zoning Staff Support’
by Markeshia Ricks & Paul Bass | Nov 10, 2015 7:03 am | Comments (13)
The head of the Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus vowed to monitor the future of affordable housing at Church Street South, while Connecticut’s two U.S. senators said they’re open to the idea of Congressional hearings into why a federal housing agency allowed a crisis to develop there.
Continue reading ‘Pols Enlist In Church Street South Fight’
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 6, 2015 1:57 pm | Comments (6)
A neighbor saw Evan Trachten poking around the brick house with barn-red trim on Lakeview Terrace.
“Did you come to get the zombies out of the basement?” the neighbor asked.
“Actually,” Trachten responded, “we got in touch with the owner of the property—who didn’t know they owned it.”
Continue reading ‘LCI Slays Another Zombie House’