By a unanimous vote Monday, city lawmakers rezoned 16.2 acres of vacant land along Route 34, paving the way for a proposed $11 million new home for the not-for-profit organization Continuum of Care.
The vote, which took place at Monday’s full Board of Alders meeting, concerned the stretch of Route 34 between Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Dwight Street. Read more about the zone change here.
The zone change aims to enable the city to revive an automotive dead zone and stitch back neighborhoods that were torn apart by the highway. Alders didn’t vote on the controversial specific plan to let Continuum of Care build its headquarters at 243 Legion Ave. as part of a broader redevelopment of 5.39 vacant acres across from Career High School to make way for a new office building, hotel or medical building, pharmacy, restaurant, and garage. The land disposition agreement for that deal is scheduled to come up for alders’ approval at their next full board meeting.