Route 34 Re-Zoned
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 8, 2014 12:01 pm
Posted to: Business/ Economic Development, The Hill, West River
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.
Tags: Route 34 West, Continuum of Care
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I would love to drive down MLK Blvd (formally known as North Frontage)/South Frontage. This is good for my neighborhood, downtown area and Yale. One thing I love about New Haven is that they keep building.
People always complain that CT doesn’t have anything, but yet complain when things like this takes place, but will go to other cities and say it’s wonderful. Well, New Haven can be wonderful too. I definitely support this.
Please note: I support projects like this as long as New Haven residents/tax payers are taking care of.