“This Looks Like North Haven In The 1960s”

by Allan Appel | Dec 17, 2018 11:54 am | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoLocal developer Andrew Consiglio wants to turn a long vacant empty square of prime real estate at the corner of Olive and Greene streets into a two-family house.

That was well and good with the members of the Historic District Commission (HDC), to whom he applied for a certificate of appropriateness, because the proposed house sits in the heart of the Wooster Square Historic District.

However, commissioners said Consiglio did not provide enough detail — about the porch, windows, doors, roof, and general style. They urged Consiglio and his design colleague to look around the neighborhood and come back with a context, a vision, and a lot of the detail that the Historic District Commission (HDC) requires.

That was two years ago.

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Roots Planted In Newhallville

by Thomas Breen | Dec 7, 2018 12:18 pm | Comments (2)

Thomas Breen photosAndres Concha-Brito spends his days installing carpets in Fairfield County mansions. Anneisha Haye spends her days overseeing housekeeping at a Whalley Avenue hotel.

Both can now return from a hard day’s work to homes of their own. They’re among the city’s latest property purchasers, thanks to a decades-old nonprofit that helps working class New Haveners become first-time homeowners.

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