Posts Tagged ‘ New Haven ’

Pedestrian safety improvements eliminated from New Haven Downtown Crossing

Jul 18th, 2012 | By

Two hard-won traffic islands have disappeared from the planned reworking of streets around the $140 million “Downtown Crossing” project—meaning pedestrians might have to cross five lanes of traffic in one shot.That is the latest twist in an ongoing debate over whether Downtown Crossing and the attendant reconfiguring of the Route 34 Connector “mini-highway-to-nowhere” shortchanges walkers

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Amid concrete and asphalt of New Haven, gardener creates an oasis

Jul 9th, 2012 | By

If you walk by or drive by the LAZ Chatterton Parking Lot at the corner of George and Orange streets, what you behold there will stop you in your tracks. It’s not just the rows of colorful flowers and plants but also the waterfall, the array of stones and the little stream, all lovingly maintained

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New Haven’s Downtown Crossing Seeks To Reunite City Divided By Urban Renewal

Jul 6th, 2012 | By

The urban renewal movement of the 1950s and 1960s left its mark on cities across Connecticut, but perhaps one of the most painful was in New Haven. Construction of Route 34 got underway only after the Oak Street neighborhood was demolished, forcing the relocation of 880 families and 350 businesses. Then, the highway — intended

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New Haven Aims For Solar-Powered Schools

Jun 25th, 2012 | By

The city hopes to tap into a state program that encourages solar energy use through a system of “Renewable Energy Certificate.” The City Plan Commissionlast Wednesday voted unanimously to recommend the city take part in the program.



Alexion Pharmeceuticals now Connecticut’s 4th ‘First Five’ project

Jun 19th, 2012 | By

NEW HAVEN — With one dropout, the state had only approved three “First Five” projects before the announcement today of financial help for Alexion Pharmeceuticals, which will be the main tenant at Carter Winstanley’s biotech building at the heart of the ambitious reclamation of Route 34 downtown. For more on this story, visit: Alexion Pharmeceuticals

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Downtown Crossing heads for final hurdle

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

After nearly a month-long delay, Downtown Crossing, the city’s largest redevelopment effort in a generation, is back on track for a vote by the full full Board of Aldermen. At a public hearing Thursday night held by the joint finance and legislation committee, aldermen heard opinions from community members on the zoning changes and the

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New Haven City Plan makes changes to Downtown Crossing

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

Downtown Crossing, the city’s $135 million project to remake downtown that stalled in the Board of Aldermen last month, is nearly back on track. The City Plan Commission voted on Wednesday vote to approve a zoning change that would convert 15.8 acres of land from New Haven’s central business district into a new mixed-use district

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Safe Streets Message Spreads in New Haven

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

At a spot where a medical student was killed by a car four years ago, volunteers gathered Sunday to spread a traffic-calming message. Abigail Roth, one of the event organizers, sent in the following report: The city’s Street Smarts campaign became more visible at the busy intersections around Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Smilow Cancer

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Planners again OK zone changes for New Haven’s Downtown Crossing

Jun 6th, 2012 | By

It was a little bit of deja vu for the City Plan Commission Wednesday night, which once again put its stamp of approval on the zoning map and text change for the new BD-3 district after a “redo” public hearing. The vote at the special meeting puts the complex Downtown Crossing project back on track

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RWater’s HazWaste Central open 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, New Haven

Jun 2nd, 2012 | By

HazWaste Central, open for the season, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 27, Regional Water Authority, 90 Sargent Drive, New Haven, dispose of pesticides, automotive and household chemicals safely, www.rwater.com for list of accepted household and garden products. For more on this story, visit: NATURE CALENDAR: HazWaste Central open, CT Trails Day this weekend- The New

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Protecting the environment | Coast Guard Chronicles | WTNH.com Connecticu

May 19th, 2012 | By

The Coast Guard also works as environmental investigators, protecting our shores and waters from pollution, and enforcing laws to ensure our surroundings are as clean and safe as possible. And that starts with the simplest but most effective plan of attack — keeping a watchful eye on our surroundings and paying attention to detail. For

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New Haven’s Marchand: I’m No Rubber Stamp

May 18th, 2012 | By

When it came to his first vote on a major development project, Adam Marchand hadn’t read the 200-page plan before him. He voted yes anyway. Why? Because, Marchand said, he made up for it with a close reading of the executive summary. He put nearly an hour of questions to city officials and to the

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Mayor Enters New Urbanist Lion’s Den

May 15th, 2012 | By

It fills in a failed urban renewal highway. Does that make it “new urbanism”?



CitySeed farmers markets return in New Haven

May 14th, 2012 | By

NEW HAVEN — CitySeed farmers markets are back on a weekly basis, making this the ninth year for the Wooster Square market and the seventh for Edgewood Park. The markets only include produce grown in Connecticut, and the ingredients of prepared items must be grown here as well. For more on this story, visit: CitySeed

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New Haven Downtown Crossing Advances

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

After months of public debate and criticism, plans to start filling in the Route 34 Connector with new development sailed through the City Plan Commission Wednesday night.



Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven’s Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Laboratory Awarded LEED Platinum

Apr 19th, 2012 | By

Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven’s Home Improvement and Energy Conservation Laboratory is a demonstration green building that is home to our housing rehabilitation department and post-purchase homebuyer education classes, where they teach basic home maintenance and energy-conservation techniques to homeowners. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Downtown Crossing Details Stress The Upscale

Apr 5th, 2012 | By

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.



Yale Professor Receives Monaco Award

Mar 26th, 2012 | By

Michelle Bell, an expert on the environment and human health, has received the inaugural Prince Albert II de Monaco/Institut Pasteur Award for outstanding contributions to her field, Yale announced. Michelle Bell was honored by the Institut Pasteur and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation at a scientific symposium on environmental changes and their impact on human health on March 23 in Monaco. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



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

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By

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.



New Haven to get its fifth hydrogen fuel cell

Feb 20th, 2012 | By

The fuel cell was scheduled to be opened last month at the Millennium Plaza near City Hall. It will be used to power both City Hall and the Hall of records. It will also be used to generate the majority of the heat needed for both facilities. City officials estimate that the fuel cell will

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