FORUM: New Haven’s English Station power plant holds promise

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story

With the right developer and the right public-private partnership, a blighted symbol of New Haven’s post-industrial decay like Winchester or English Station can become an auspicious symbol of its renaissance.

A successful adaptive reuse of English Station could breathe life into the neighboring Mill River and River Street special economic development zones, revitalize a moribund stretch of Grand Avenue and reinvigorate New Haven’s waterfront economy.

It could also provide clues to other cities about how to deal with the worst urban brownfields, the detritus of Connecticut’s once-flourishing industrial economy. Healing these tumors on the urban landscape is a problem that political, financial and environmental leaders increasingly recognize we need to find solutions for, if our state is going to flourish again in the 21st century.

Aaron Goode is a member of the executive board of the Downtown and Wooster Square Community Management Team. 

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