by Duo Dickinson | Aug 31, 2016 12:14 pm | Comments (3)
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.
Continue reading ‘Hyperlocal Home-Raising’
by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (18)
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’
by Paul Bass | Aug 15, 2016 3:21 pm | Comments (9)
The state’s top housing officials invited a developer to seek help building affordable housing in New Haven’s Hill neighborhood — and urged suburban officials to do their part, too.
Continue reading ‘State Housing Chief To Burbs: Step Up’
by Rohan Naik | Aug 3, 2016 8:05 am | Comments (2)
On Nov. 24, Ana Rodriguez received one of the best phone calls of her life.
Continue reading ‘High Hopes On Vernon Street’
by Paul Bass | Aug 2, 2016 12:58 pm | Comments (17)
A developer won a 20-year tax break worth over $10 million—with a proviso that keeps track of whether low-income renters benefit.
Continue reading ‘Monterey Tax Break Sails To Approval’
by Paul Bass | Aug 1, 2016 10:31 pm | Comments (9)
A developer who had vowed to storm out of New Haven for good will now instead begin spending “tens of millions” of dollars bringing new life to 11.6 fallow acres in the Hill neighborhood, thanks to a vote Monday night by the Board of Alders.
Continue reading ‘Revived Hill Renewal Deal OK’d’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 20, 2016 8:13 am | Comments (27)
The rent has reached the sky in downtown New Haven, with a couple paying $6,200 a month to live in a two-story apartment at the top of the historic Union Trust bank building.
Continue reading ‘Downtown Rent Tops $6K’