by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (20)
Let’s talk numbers. But let’s talk quickly.
That was the upshot of a meeting between alders and a developer about how much of a tax break the city can afford on a plan to turn an historic clock factory into 130 affordable apartments.
Continue reading ‘Clock Lofts Tax Compromise In Works’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 25, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (5)
The state Department of Correction’s (DOC) planned relocation of its parole office from Westville to Grand Avenue is moving forward despite city concerns that it conflicts with the development vision of the Mill River District.
Continue reading ‘Parole Move: Does It Fit In Mill River?’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 19, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (7)
By the end of this summer New Haveners will be able to walk and bike along a short, refurbished trail that runs adjacent to the Mill River, and get a sense of what it may be like to travel from East Rock to Criscuolo Park without needing to get in a car or bus.
Continue reading ‘Mill River Trail’s Phase One Approved’
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm | Comments (11)
Not every environmental clean-up site involves radium.
It does if you’re cleaning up a centuries-old factory where generations of “radium girls” labored to make clock dials glow in the dark.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Back Clock Factory Project’
by Allan Appel | Mar 30, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (23)
An historic New Haven business with the motto “Doing it right since 1864” has closed up shop, along with an old-fashioned way of making and repairing metal parts.
Continue reading ‘MacKenzie Machine Mills Into The Sunset’
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 1, 2018 4:10 pm | Comments (13)
Should the city choose artists as a special class of lower-income renters in need of affordable housing?
Leslie Radcliffe posed that question as the city and an out-of-town developer prepare to transform a former clock factory into 130 apartments for artists.
Continue reading ‘Tax-Break Q: What Makes Artists Special?’
by Steve Hamm | Dec 14, 2017 1:48 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven has a long history of sizable businesses that closed their doors or pulled up stakes and moved elsewhere. So why not build local businesses from the ground up that are friendly to the environment, provide good jobs, and are unlikely to leave?
Continue reading ‘A Tipping Point: The Video Story’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 12, 2017 9:33 am | Comments (6)
A new not-for-profit committed to economic development with a social impact is looking to convert a vacant industrial building near the Mill River into the new home for a brewery, a coffee roaster and an indoor mushroom farm.
Continue reading ‘Beer, Coffee, & Mushrooms, All Under One Roof’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 28, 2017 7:29 am | Comments (6)
Two Connecticut politicians who have ardently defended New Haven’s status as a sanctuary city promised supporters that they would continue to protect local immigrants from what they see as unjust federal orders of deportation.
Continue reading ‘Harp, Sanctuary Policy Get Senator’s Endorsement’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 3, 2017 8:03 am | Comments (5)
New Haven’s top economic development official has promised to help a Grand Avenue homeless shelter find a new home now that the zoning board has denied its request for permission to move to an empty building on an industrial strip around the corner.
Continue reading ‘Shelter Starts Again In Home Search’