Downtown Crossing Details Stress The Upscale

Apr 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Story, Transportation

Carter Winstanley will have to make “art objects” a part of his big new development project. Pictures of New Haven, too. His tenants can sell wine—but no beer. Dollar stores? “Adult” establishments? Forget it. And he’ll get prime reclaimed downtown land for free with $7 million of city improvements—but he promises to spend some $100 million to turn an empty highway into a glittering office building.

An iteration of Downtown Crossing (Fuss & O'Neill)

An iteration of Downtown Crossing (Fuss & O'Neill)

Also, Winstanley gets the right to veto city design plans for surrounding streets, if he “reasonably” thinks they would “negatively impact” the development.

Those are some of the details that have emerged about Downtown Crossing, the $135 million plan to transform part of the Route 34 “highway to nowhere” into a new hub of activity.

For more on this story, visit: Downtown Crossing Details Stress The Upscale | New Haven Independent.

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