Posts Tagged ‘ Route 34 ’

Dreams, Critiques Fill Matthew Nemerson’s inbox

Jul 12th, 2014 | By

Some recent Independent stories have detailed the bigger-picture behind-the-scenes development efforts contained in the e-mail file: a quest to find CRN a downtown home for its corporate headquarters; a request by a builder to buy a city-owned empty lot on Orange Street; a tire-recycler’s proposal to build a state-assisted plant in Fair Haven; a plan

[continue reading…]

Goodbye Downtown New Haven Highway, Hello 1,300 Parking Spaces?

May 1st, 2014 | By
A conceptual view of phase one, with Continuum of Care headquarters bottom right. (photo: Chris Bockstael, Svigals Partners architects)

Advocates for livable streets in New Haven have high hopes for the Downtown Crossing project, made possible by a highway teardown that will open 16 acres of prime, center-city land.

New Haven looks to focus on ‘interconnection’

May 1st, 2014 | By

The emergence of Alexion Pharmaceuticals and the development of Route 34 will change the “perception” of New Haven, Matthew Nemerson, city economic development administrator, said Thursday in his testimony before the aldermanic finance committee. The committee convened Wednesday night to continue their review of Mayor Toni Harp’s proposed fiscal 2014-15 budget. Harp’s $510.9 million budget

[continue reading…]

Another Development Planned In New Haven On Abandoned Connector

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

What the construction of the Alexion Pharmaceuticals headquarters is beginning to do for downtown New Haven, a new development could do for two neighborhoods outside the central business district. The $50 million project, anchored by the headquarters of the non-profit Continuum of Care Inc., would build on efforts to stitch the city back together, decades

[continue reading…]

Route 34 hits political traffic | Yale Daily News

Apr 9th, 2014 | By

While New Haven’s Community Development Committee met last week to discuss a redevelopment plan for Route 34, New Haven bikers, car owners and environmental activists held their breaths.

Route 34 Re-Zoned

Apr 8th, 2014 | By

By a unanimous vote Monday, city lawmakers rezoned 16.2 acres of vacant land along Route 34, paving the way for a proposed $11 million new home for the not-for-profit organization Continuum of Care. The vote, which took place at Monday’s full Board of Alders meeting, concerned the stretch of Route 34 between Ella T. Grasso

[continue reading…]

Route 34 West Plan Gets 6-0 Thumbs Up

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Last week, Dolores Colon wasn’t ready to vote. She worried about more pollution coming to an asthma-choked neighborhood. Six nights later, she had waded through reports—and voted for a plan to start rebuilding a bulldozed former neighborhood, a plan that she concluded won’t further dirty the air. Five of her fellow Board of Alders members

[continue reading…]

New Haven residents question another large Route 34 garage

Mar 10th, 2014 | By

The city’s proposed Route 34 West Project Sunday drew citizens’ questions about an 800-vehicle parking garage but otherwise generally won support from those who attended a public forum. A full range of city economic officials, developers and Mayor Toni Harp came to Hill Regional Career High School to answer questions from the public on the

[continue reading…]

Route 34 West Plan Advances

Feb 21st, 2014 | By
A conceptual view of phase one, with Continuum of Care headquarters bottom right. (photo: Chris Bockstael, Svigals Partners architects)

The builders of a proposed new development along Route 34 across from Career High School went public with a conceptual design and details of that plan at City Hall Wednesday night, and they got the approval of the City Plan Commission.

City passes zoning map amendment for Route 34

Jan 16th, 2014 | By

It’s part of an effort to “re-stitch” the West River neighborhood, which was wounded by a huge gash a half-century ago when the city decided to raze and entire neighborhood to make way for a highway that never got built.

New Haven project approved for $7.5 million in state funding

Jan 10th, 2014 | By

The state has approved money for construction of a headquarters for a major nonprofit and the city’s new economic development administrator said he is pleased with the proposed building. The state Bond Commission on Thursday approved $7.5 million toward construction of the $11 million, 30,000-square foot headquarters. For more on this story, visit: New Haven

[continue reading…]

New Haven Development Commission tweaks plan for former Coliseum site

Nov 15th, 2013 | By

The Development Commission on Tuesday tweaked the proposed agreement for the former Coliseum site near the Ninth Square to update it from the original plan as it goes before aldermanic committees this week for approval by the end of the year. Live Work Learn Play, a Canadian company that has put $2 million into the

[continue reading…]

Developer Has Grand $300 Million Vision For Redeveloping New Haven Coliseum Site

Jun 6th, 2013 | By

A Montreal-based developer hopes to bring people back to do more than park on the site with a $300 million-plus development of apartments, shops and restaurants, a hotel, offices and public gathering spaces. Click on this Environmental Headline for more of this story from The Hartford Courant.

Closed exit on Route 34 in New Haven expected to cause backups

May 1st, 2013 | By

… As people get used to the change, leave earlier, choose a different route or switch to mass transit, traffic gets back to normal. “Typically, I see about two weeks of this behavior that exists and then it dissipates,” said Jim Travers, director of the city Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking. Closing Exit 3

[continue reading…]

Downtown Crossing initiative celebrates groundbreaking, project kickoff

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

The hands that played a part in creating the Downtown Crossing initiative picked up shovels and tossed some dirt to mark the groundbreaking of a project Mayor John DeStefano Jr. says will “reconnect” the city.

New Haven Begins Massive “Downtown Crossing” Redevelopment

Mar 21st, 2013 | By

New Haven’s Route 34 connector — long derided as the “highway to nowhere” — will soon become somewhere.

New Haven eyeing way to connect Orange Street, Route 34

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

The issue for the city, engineers and the site’s developer is the changes in grade throughout the area, according to Economic Development Administrator Kelly Murphy, and how to manage traffic.

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

[continue reading…]

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

[continue reading…]