by Allan Appel | Dec 17, 2018 11:54 am | Comments (1)
Local 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.
Continue reading ‘“This Looks Like North Haven In The 1960s”’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 14, 2018 7:41 am
A Mill River strip club filed for bankruptcy the afternoon before its eviction hearing, buying itself time before having to leave in order to make way for a new complex of 130 low-income apartments and artist lofts.
Continue reading ‘Strip Club Stalls Eviction With Bankruptcy’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 13, 2018 3:22 pm | Comments (20)
A local mega-landlord continued buying the block on Sherman Avenue — leaving tenants wary about what comes next, and in some cases making plans to move as quickly as possible.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Empire Buys Up The Block’
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 11, 2018 2:30 pm | Comments (6)
Two city land sales got the green light from the Livable City Initiative (LCI) board, while a third one remains on hold.
Continue reading ‘Habitat Houses Get LCI Board OK’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 7, 2018 12:18 pm | Comments (2)
Andres 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.
Continue reading ‘Roots Planted In Newhallville’
by Kevin Maloney | Dec 6, 2018 7:46 am | Comments (4)
There must be close collaboration between the federal government, the state, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations if Connecticut truly wants to end homelessness once and for all in this state.
Continue reading ‘Collaboration Key To Homelessness Fight’
by Sam Gurwitt | Dec 5, 2018 2:12 pm
Follwowing are the most recent home sales in Hamden, through Nov. 30, according to town land records.
100 Hearn Lane, sold by Gloria Possidente to Mansi Vaidya and Govindbhai Limbachia for $200,000.
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by Thomas Breen | Dec 3, 2018 3:55 pm | Comments (3)
Three self-representing tenants faced off against three lawyered-up landlords in attempts to stave off evictions. The final score at the end of the day: one win for the landlords, one win for the tenants, and one tie.
Continue reading ‘Tenants Face Off Vs. Landlords’ Lawyers’
by Thomas Breen | Dec 3, 2018 12:13 pm | Comments (9)
Pass an inclusionary zoning ordinance. Be stricter with bad landlords, and celebrate the responsible ones. Ease up on minimum lot area requirements. And regulate short-term rental services like Airbnb.
Those are four of the 15 specific policy recommendations recently put forward by a coalition of local affordable housing advocates.
Continue reading ‘15 Routes Offered To Affordable Housing’
by Thomas Breen | Nov 30, 2018 12:09 pm | Comments (2)
Local mega-landlord Mandy Management continued on a property-buying tear, while one of its controversial housing-development plans underwent a parking change.
Continue reading ‘Mandy Buying Spree Continues’