“Land Of Opportunity” Beckons

by Markeshia Ricks | Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am | Comments (20)

Markeshia Ricks Photo 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.

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Rebuilding Plans Set For Orphan Block

by Paul Bass | Aug 26, 2016 4:55 pm | Comments (6)

Paul Bass Photos 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.

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Ground Broken On Grad Student “Dorm”

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.

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