Audubon Square OK’d; Look Out Brooklyn?

by Christopher Peak | Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am | Comments (45)

Beinfield Architecture PC Christopher Peak PhotoThe city gave the final needed approvals for a new mini-neighborhood to rise from a downtown parking lot, following a debate about how quickly New Haven can model itself on the car-free Brooklyn lifestyle.

The approvals came Wednesday during a City Hall meeting of the City Plan Commission.

South Norwalk-based Spinnaker Real Estate Partners cleared the final site-plan approval and permitting hurdles to begin building the first $75 million phase of a $160 million project on a “super block” bordered by State, Grove, Orange and Audubon streets.

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Munsey Moves In

by Allan Appel | Feb 15, 2017 2:51 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo John Ray Munsey, Jr. saw his girlfriend die of a fentanyl overdose right in front of him. He knew his life of substance abuse and struggling with anger and depression and especially chronic homelessness, including long stints living in the woods, absolutely had to change.

Fast forward three years — when Munsey got the keys to a new apartment, and a new life.

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