by Thomas Breen | Feb 20, 2019 4:42 pm | Comments (4)
New Haven’s apartment market continued sizzling, as a developer dropped over $15 million on six Dwight properties, including an apartment tower and surface parking lot near Yale; and the Feldman brothers shelled out $6 million-plus on two East Rock apartment complexes that hadn’t changed hands in over three decades.
Continue reading ‘$21 Million Changes Hands In 2 Days’
by Allan Appel | Feb 19, 2019 12:12 pm | Comments (9)
The long-empty lot on the important Wooster Square corner of Olive and Greene Street will remain empty for, well, longer than planned.
Continue reading ‘Olive Street Plan Sent Back To The Drawing Board’
by Noah Kim | Feb 18, 2019 5:14 pm | Comments (8)
A mortgage-fraud scammer destroyed a property in Newhallville. Now the lot was up for grabs — and neighbors worried that another outsider would come in and continue to prey on the neighborhood.
Continue reading ‘Pilfered Property Gets A 2nd Chance’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 18, 2019 7:33 am | Comments (11)
With an eye toward stabilizing neighborhoods through homeownership, the city’s anti-blight agency got the green light to purchase a bank-foreclosed property before slumlords get their hands on it.
Continue reading ‘LCI Races Slumlords To Property’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (4)
Building Official Jim Turcio knew his grandfather built houses in New Haven. He just didn’t know where.
Thanks to a massive new scanning effort that will see over one million pages of city building permits moved online, Turcio can now point to a handful of 70-year-old East Shore ranch houses that were built by his dad’s dad.
When the digitization project is through, anyone with an internet connection will be able to do the same.
Continue reading ‘City Digitizing Centuries Of Construction History’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 15, 2019 7:59 am | Comments (17)
The city condemned a two-family home that two Guilford-based landlords had illegally converted into a five-unit rooming house. Four tenants were displaced.
The landlords’ — and their citywide tenants’ — problems may have just begun.
Continue reading ‘House Condemned; Tenants Displaced’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 12, 2019 7:57 pm | Comments (12)
From electrical insulation to custom art frames.
A Fair Haven factory is about to make that transition as a Brooklyn-based frame manufacturer moves to town and a heavy industrial manufacturer rolls out, in the city’s latest property transactions.
Continue reading ‘50 Factory Jobs Coming To Fair Haven’
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 7, 2019 4:18 pm | Comments (10)
A private buyer got a step closer to transforming a blighted two-family home in the Hill into affordable housing, after an extended debate that ended with a tighter rehab deadline and a vow to demand more from people who buy property from the city.
Continue reading ‘Sale OK’d, With Tighter Deadline’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 6, 2019 8:11 am | Comments (11)
Would a homeless person’s bill of rights protect the the city’s most vulnerable from discrimination? Or tie the hands of city police who need to enforce the law?
That question was at the center of a three-hour public hearing about how best to codify the city’s support for homeless residents.
Continue reading ‘Homeless Bill Of Rights Sparks Debate’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 4, 2019 1:02 pm | Comments (11)
Nobody likes vacant lots. But publish an online map identifying city-owned lots, and maybe more residents will come forward to buy, build, and return them to tax rolls.
That and other land management recommendations arose during a conversation with city staff about boosting revenue and cutting costs.
Continue reading ‘“People’s Budget” Targets Empty Lots’