by Paul Bass | Sep 29, 2016 4:40 pm | Comments (5)
Tenants at an Edgewood apartment complex learned they may owe up tens of thousands of dollars of rent payments they’d already made — while their landlord investigates acknowledged “inconsistencies” and “inaccurate” bookkeeping.
Continue reading ‘Years Of Rent Payments “Disappear”’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 29, 2016 12:17 pm | Comments (2)
The old girl was showing her age when Nancy Greenberg met her. Her roof was dilapidated, her cedar shakes were rotting, and vines and overgrown grass had taken over.
Continue reading ‘Historic McMahon House Gets Makeover’
by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 22, 2016 8:48 am | Comments (23)
A former State Street church and rectory are set to become home to six new apartments or condos next year.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Sep 20, 2016 8:40 am | Comments (3)
The house at 44 Diamond St. had a huge piece of plywood slapped over a gaping hole in the roof caused by a fire three years ago. And every day neighbors had to look at it.
Continue reading ‘“Zombie House” Comes Back To Life’
by Paul Bass | Sep 18, 2016 2:04 pm | Comments (3)
A Philadelphia developer appears to have reached the end of the line in its efforts to stop competitors from building hundreds of new market-rate apartments at the edge of Wooster Square, connecting the neighborhood to downtown.
Continue reading ‘Judges Reject Competition-Killing Gambit’
by Duo Dickinson | Aug 31, 2016 12:14 pm | Comments (6)
The Yale Building Project has a relatively new name: The Jim Vlock First Year Building Project. Don’t let the new branding fool you: not too much has changed about it, except a widening and progressively hyperlocal focus. And that’s a good thing.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)
A commercial building instead of a police station in at 1 Union Ave. Another one in the historic former New Haven Railroad building. A now half-empty Church Street South razed and reborn as a 900-unit, mixed-use and -income development.
City officials asked U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to envision all those changes — and to help them make them happen — on a one-mile walking tour from Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ 100 College St. headquarters to Amistad Park.
Continue reading ‘“Land Of Opportunity” Beckons’
by Paul Bass | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 pm | Comments (6)
From his seat on the front porch he has called home for 34 years, Sam Kelley has watched the world change across the street and one block over in either direction. Meanwhile, the abandoned properties on each side of his home have remained frozen in a state of purgatory.
Permits are now in place or on the way to start bringing that change closer to Kelley’s door.
Continue reading ‘Rebuilding Plans Set For Orphan Block’
by Paul Bass | Aug 24, 2016 2:35 pm | Comments (35)
A parking lot is turning into a six-story graduate student “dorm” with storefronts at downtown’s newest construction site, where officials broke ground Wednesday.
The groundbreaking took place at 272 Elm St. in the Broadway commercial district. Yale won zoning permission from the city to put the 51,777 square-foot, 73-foot-tall building there to house 82 students in 41 two-person apartments.
Continue reading ‘Ground Broken On Grad Student “Dorm”’
by Paul Bass | Aug 19, 2016 2:55 pm | Comments (12)
Millions of dollars are pouring into reviving old buildings along Dwight’s stretch of Edgewood Avenue — with guarantees that low-income families will remain there for decades.
Continue reading ‘Brick Buffed; No Vampires Spotted’