New Haven city planners to shape Hill-to-Downtown area

Sep 26th, 2013 | By | Category: General

New Haven took the next step into a new era of urban planning Wednesday night.

Nearly 70 community members gathered at Hill Central High School for a meeting concerning New Haven’s largest redevelopment project since the 1960s, which will encompass an area from New Haven’s Union Station to the Oak Street Connector. The so-called “Hill-to-Downtown Project” seeks to connect the Hill Neighborhood, Yale Medical School and Union Station, extend New Haven’s downtown and move the Yale School of Nursing to a less entrenched area.

The change would most notably remedy the problems arising from the construction of Route 34, a legacy of the 1960s-era city planning philosophy known as “urban renewal.” Route 34’s construction was, and remains today, highly controversial.

For more on this story, visit: City planners to shape Hill-to-Downtown area | Yale Daily News.

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