by Markeshia Ricks & Tom Breen | Apr 23, 2018 4:19 pm | Comments (19)
The latest plans for a new apartment complex at the border of the Dixwell and Newhallville neighborhoods show slightly more apartments than had been previously pitched to neighbors and a less prominent “moat” of parking around the rest of the site.
Continue reading ‘Munson Project Inches Closer To 400 Units’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 23, 2018 12:16 pm | Comments (4)
A longtime dream of redeveloping a vacant parcel at 340 Dixwell Ave. into affordable housing moved a step closer to coming true.
Continue reading ‘Beulah Plans Housing On Joe Grate’s Lot’
by Christopher Peak | Apr 20, 2018 1:09 pm | Comments (20)
A young mom vacated a Fair Haven apartment where flaking lead paint poisoned her 3-year-old. Then she found out that her new apartment across the river in Fair Haven Heights is also covered with the heavy metal, and her child is at risk again.
Continue reading ‘460 Kids Poisoned By Lead In 2 Years’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 20, 2018 7:48 am | Comments (3)
The city’s anti-blight agency now owns and has a plan in place to convert a vacant, historic duplex at the corner of Orchard Street and George Street into six units of new housing as part of a larger effort to bring new affordable housing to vacant lots.
Continue reading ‘Historic George St. Duplex’s Rescue Set’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 3:39 pm | Comments (22)
The city’s building department found two unsafe buildings and one illegal appartment conversion at properties controlled by two of New Haven’s biggest landlords.
Continue reading ‘Yale, Pike Cited For Safety Violations’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 18, 2018 3:38 pm | Comments (2)
Two days after a torrential rainstorm flooded eight families out of their Goffe Street apartments, all eight are back home, and five of the eight apartments have been completely cleaned, cleared of water, and dried, according to interviews with residents and the management company.
The other three affected units still have wet kitchens, which the management company said it is currently working to finish drying out.
Continue reading ‘8 Families Back Home After Monday Flooding’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 18, 2018 1:27 pm | Comments (5)
A Board of Alders public hearing on a proposed moratorium on the conversion and demolition of boarding-room units in the city will continue as the proposed language continues to take shape. The rehabilitation of the Hotel Duncan from a boarding house into a luxury “boutique” inn will continue, too.
Continue reading ‘Compromise Reached On SRO Moratorium’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 17, 2018 3:35 pm | Comments (25)
The owner of an historic Dwight Street home that has sat empty and derelict for two years has teamed up with a local architectural designer and historian to restore the property to its architectural roots.
Continue reading ‘Battered Dwight Gem Ready For Rehab’
by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (23)
Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
Continue reading ‘Colon Slams Slumlords, Praises Hill Model’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 17, 2018 8:05 am | Comments (6)
Nineteen people were flooded out of their Goffe Street apartments Monday when heavy rainfall and a blocked water drain resulted in up to two inches of water seeping into eight different familes’ homes.
Continue reading ‘10 Kids, 9 Adults Flooded Out Of Homes’