Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

New Haven to begin construction work on Downtown Crossing project

Feb 21st, 2013 | By

NEW HAVEN — The city will begin the process of turning Route 34 from a short, three-exit highway into a broad boulevard when it starts preparing to close Exit 3 by the end of the month, according to a statement today from City Hall. The exit will close in four to six weeks, according to

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Oil Tanker Runs Aground In New Haven Harbor. No damage.

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

An oil tanker ran aground Monday evening in the New Haven Harbor, authorities said. Read the story and get updates in The Courant here: Oil Tanker Runs Aground In New Haven Harbor – Courant.com.



Tweed New Haven Airport to install fences

Jan 28th, 2013 | By

The Federal Aviation Administration says it’s working with officials at Tweed New Haven Airport to install fences to enclose the entire airport property, four months after a small Learjet air ambulance struck a deer during takeoff.



‘Green’ vs. ‘Gray’ On New Haven Sewage Plant Upgrade

Jan 21st, 2013 | By

The East Shore water treatment plant is gearing up to spend the first chunk of a hoped-for $450 million to prepare for super storms and to send less sewage into the Q, Mill, and West rivers and Long Island Sound.



Connecticut faces a crisis in transportation funding. We need to sell the idea.

Dec 26th, 2012 | By

What’s needed is marketing. Most people aren’t stupid; they understand that transportation is essential to the state’s economy and quality of life, that it costs money and that the money doesn’t come from the tooth fairy. But they need to know what they are paying for. Click on this environmental headline for more of this Courant editorial.



Attorney General: State Wins Emergency Court Order To Force Owners to Secure Former Power Plant in New Haven

Dec 20th, 2012 | By

Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Daniel Esty were granted an emergency court order today requiring around-the-clock security at the heavily contaminated former English Station power plant in New Haven.



New Haven Open to Additional Traffic Calming as Route 34 Project Advances

Dec 19th, 2012 | By

New Haven’s Downtown Crossing project is moving forward. Earlier this month, the City received a $2.2 million grant to advance design work on the project, which aims to replace the Route 34 stub highway – a barrier between downtown New Haven and the Medical District — with two boulevards, while freeing up developable space in the current highway footprint.



Now On To Temple & Orange

Dec 4th, 2012 | By

With work set to begin reconnecting College Street, the city just picked up another $2.2 million to do the same down the block. The $2.2 million will go toward designing the next phases of Downtown Crossing, the step-by-step filling in of the Route 34 Connector “Highway to Nowhere” and reconnecting downtown with streets at the

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Recycle New Haven’s ‘Sustainability Czar’ Job?

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

Three months after the head of the Office of Sustainability left her post, the city is considering whether the office itself should be recycled. Christine Eppstein-Tang, who was the inaugural director of the city’s Office of Sustainability in 2009, stepped down in August as she was moving out of state.



Downtown Crossing wins state funds |

Dec 3rd, 2012 | By

New Haven will receive $2.2 million from the Connecticut Department of Transportation for the Downtown Crossing project. Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro announced on Thursday that they had secured funding from the state for the city’s largest development project, which will replace portions of Route 34 with urban boulevards and erect

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New Haven city planners OK 100 College St. project

Nov 21st, 2012 | By

NEW HAVEN — Laying out suggestions, conditions and contingencies up to the last minute, the City Plan Commission put its final stamp on the 100 College Street project Tuesday night by approving the detailed site plan of the biomedical building and its adjacent parking garage. That’s “final” barring substantial changes in the site plan or

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New Haven Fantasy of Lights goes green with LED bulbs

Nov 19th, 2012 | By

New Haven’s Fantasy of Lights that takes place at Lighthouse Point Park has announced that 21 of their displays have gone green with LED light bulbs.



Yale Graduate Student Assembly proposes infrastructure improvements to increase bicycle safety

Nov 16th, 2012 | By

The Yale Graduate Student Assembly, an elected body that represents the University’s approximately 3000 graduate students, is interested in increasing the safety of transportation to and around the Yale campus for all road users. This document was modeled on the Elm city Cycling 2010 bike plan for New Haven and focuses on improvements to and through the Yale Campus.



New Haven Downtown Crossing characteristics come into focus

Nov 15th, 2012 | By

City officials and consultants again explored the huge Downtown Crossing project Wednesday night at a public forum, bringing about three dozen people up to date on the signature first phase, 100 College St., and current thinking on how streets, traffic and future development might play out in the area from the Air Rights Garage to

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DEEP Awards Grant to Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

The Connecticut DEEP announced that the state is awarding grant money to support the development of a section of The Shoreline Greenway Trail in Madison, a CT Designated Greenway. The Shoreline Greenway Trail is planned to take users along Connecticut’s coast from Hammonasset State Park in Madison 25 miles to Lighthouse Point on New Haven Harbor.



Ivy League Goes Green with Bicycle Friendly Universities

Oct 25th, 2012 | By

Yale and Princeton are already among the nation’s elite colleges. Now they’re among the top universities when it comes to bicycling, too. Today the League announced the designation of nine new Bicycle Friendly Universities, growing the program to 44 colleges in 25 states.



Empty New Haven Winchester rifle factory to become lofts

Oct 24th, 2012 | By

On Wednesday, the City Plan Commission approved detailed measures for the renovation of two vacant Winchester rifle factory buildings into 158 new loft-style apartments in Science Park. The project, which is called Winchester Lofts, will cost about $50 million and will be undertaken by Forest City Enterprises, an Ohio-based development company. Despite the City Plan

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Yale’s Sterling Power Plant Wins AIA Connecticut Honor Award

Oct 22nd, 2012 | By

The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University’s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., has been recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut chapter.



Summary of the New Haven sewer plant information session

Oct 2nd, 2012 | By

New Haven needs a larger sewer plant to accommodate more stormwater runoff and to clean up Long Island Sound. That was the message of officials from the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority (GNHWPCA) last Thursday in an information session at Nathan Hale School in the Eastshore neighborhood, a few blocks from the sewer authority’s main treatment facility and incinerator. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story from Aaron Goode.



Building Yale’s sustainable future

Sep 29th, 2012 | By

Nationwide, buildings account for almost three fourths of energy consumption and over a third of energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and raw material use, Chapman said. Buildings, she added, produce 30 percent of waste output — 136 million tons annually — and account for 14 percent of potable water consumption. As Yale’s campus continues to

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