Access to approximately 10 acres of developable land, without displacing existing businesses or residents. This land was previously unavailable for use or development due to the former Route 34 expressway right-of-way. The land value of the two new development parcels will increase from $0 to approximately $47 per square foot, yielding tax revenues and economic benefits to the City.
Reconnecting New Haven’s neighborhoods and restoration of the urban street grid for pedestrians, bicyclists, and slower-speed motor vehicle traffic.
Streetscape and landscape improvements that create a welcoming area for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as motor vehicles. Place-making features such public spaces and way-finding signage will create a new, welcoming gateway to New Haven.
Bioswales and other stormwater management and resiliency measures will help reduce stormwater run-off and flooding, while also beautifying the area.