by Thomas Breen | Jun 18, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (1)
A Superior Court judge ruled that a Westville family can stay in its rented home through the end of July and does not have to backpay rent for May and June because of its landlord’s delays in fixing the property.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 14, 2018 12:21 pm | Comments (23)
Millennials in East Rock would gladly downsize to one-bedroom apartments — if the city rules didn’t make them hard to build.
Zoners heard that argument from a young couple who rehab historic homes and have a new project requiring a deviation from what’s allowed in even a high-density residential area.
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by Christopher Peak | Jun 14, 2018 8:03 am | Comments (8)
A project testing the feasibility of selling condos in New Haven won an endorsement from city planning staff, calling the proposal to convert an abandoned printing press into townhouses and apartments “a solid example” of adaptive reuse.
Continue reading ‘Lehman Factory-To-Condo Plan Detailed’
by Christopher Peak | Jun 13, 2018 4:06 pm | Comments (23)
A New York City developer who already owns several historic New Haven properties is looking to top off his Elm City holdings by erecting a 60-unit apartment complex atop a surface parking lot downtown.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 12, 2018 2:46 pm | Comments (4)
Before the new owners of the historic Hamilton Street Clock Factory seal it up and begin the arduous process of turning it into artist lofts, a few ghosts returned to haunt the buildings abandoned halls.
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by Thomas Breen | Jun 11, 2018 4:56 pm | Comments (18)
Ed Rodriguez wanted to turn the garage behind his Exchange Street home into an apartment for his daughter, her husband, and their child.
But he failed to clear his plans by the city first, and a dispute with a neighbor plus a city agency sweep of the neighborhood have put a pause on his hopes to increase the number of residential units on his property. At least, until he gets his permits in place.
Continue reading ‘City Follows Up On Fair Haven Sweep’
by Isis Davis-Marks | Jun 8, 2018 8:04 am | Comments (29)
The builder of a proposed new mini-village on the banks of the Quinnipiac River agreed to delay asking for zoning help from the city until neighbors get more of a chance to vet the plans.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 7, 2018 12:10 pm | Comments (3)
Ninety-two-year old Frank Mattei fought in Okinawa in World War Two then came home to a long career with the Bradley Smith Company of lollipop fame on Grand Avenue.
When he first moved into The Towers senior complex back in 1988, the lobby was much smaller, as was the dining area, and there was no bank, convenience store, or hair salon as there are now.
If the The Towers are to be successful for the next 50 years, they are going to have to make changes far more dramatic to attract Baby Boomers—old people who just don’t want to hang out strictly with other old people.
Continue reading ‘The Towers Turn 50, Plot New Strategy’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 7, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (36)
A task force charged with crafting policy solutions to address the city’s affordable housing crisis got a look at just how big the problem is at its first public hearing Wednesday night.
Continue reading ‘Rent Struggles Highlight Housing Challenge’
by Paul Bass | Jun 5, 2018 2:52 pm | Comments (15)
They kept showing Delores Robinson possible new apartments, waiting until she found one where she felt comfortable.
Continue reading ‘Finally Empty, Church Street South Ready To Disappear’