by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 17, 2018 4:44 pm | Comments (33)
The former Farnam Courts public housing development has traded its dilapidated townhouses for high-rise living, a new name, and views of the Q Bridge and East Rock that rival some of the fanciest digs downtown.
Continue reading ‘So Long, Farnam. Hello, “Mill River”’
by Thomas Breen | Jun 20, 2018 12:51 pm | Comments (3)
Downtown neighbors and city officials don’t disapprove of the prisoner reentry work done by a state parole office that is slated to relocate to Grand Avenue in a few months. They’re just frustrated with the location chosen and the lack of communication between the state and the new site’s neighbors.
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by Serena Cho | Jun 15, 2018 1:37 pm | Comments (2)
Mayor Toni Harp, Economic Development Officer Matthew Nemerson and other city officials gathered Thursday afternoon for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Bender New Haven’s 21,000 square foot showroom at 335 East St. in the Mill River district.
Continue reading ‘Bender Stays, Expands’
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 Markeshia Ricks | May 23, 2018 8:01 am | Comments (13)
The historic Hamilton Street clock factory will get a new lease as an artists-oriented apartment complex on life now that city alders have struck a deal that balances the city’s need for affordable housing with a developer’s need for taxl relief to make an affordable-housing project viable.
Continue reading ‘Clock Factory Revival Deal Gets Final OK’
by Markeshia Ricks | May 4, 2018 8:09 am | Comments (20)
Let’s talk numbers. But let’s talk quickly.
That was the upshot of a meeting between alders and a developer about how much of a tax break the city can afford on a plan to turn an historic clock factory into 130 affordable apartments.
Continue reading ‘Clock Lofts Tax Compromise In Works’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 25, 2018 12:08 pm | Comments (5)
The state Department of Correction’s (DOC) planned relocation of its parole office from Westville to Grand Avenue is moving forward despite city concerns that it conflicts with the development vision of the Mill River District.
Continue reading ‘Parole Move: Does It Fit In Mill River?’
by Thomas Breen | Apr 19, 2018 8:02 am | Comments (7)
By the end of this summer New Haveners will be able to walk and bike along a short, refurbished trail that runs adjacent to the Mill River, and get a sense of what it may be like to travel from East Rock to Criscuolo Park without needing to get in a car or bus.
Continue reading ‘Mill River Trail’s Phase One Approved’
by Allan Appel | Apr 10, 2018 12:02 pm | Comments (11)
Not every environmental clean-up site involves radium.
It does if you’re cleaning up a centuries-old factory where generations of “radium girls” labored to make clock dials glow in the dark.
Continue reading ‘Neighbors Back Clock Factory Project’
by Allan Appel | Mar 30, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (23)
An historic New Haven business with the motto “Doing it right since 1864” has closed up shop, along with an old-fashioned way of making and repairing metal parts.
Continue reading ‘MacKenzie Machine Mills Into The Sunset’