The underdeveloped area around New Haven’s train station may soon get a little busier.
Last Thursday, New Haven won a $390,000 grant from the state of Connecticut to develop a commercial district around Union Station and strengthen the transportation systems that link it to the rest of the city. The grant, part of a $5 million state fund to jump-start transportation-oriented development, will finance a study of other small and mid-sized cities that have developed urban hubs around public transportation lines. Experts interviewed say that though the plan would likely succeed in bringing businesses to the Elm City if implemented, New Haven may face difficulty in financing the effort.
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