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New Haven’s Downtown Crossing Project Reaches Phase 2

On Monday, New Haven began phase two of the Downtown Crossing Project, connecting downtown sections of the city with nearby neighborhoods. The three-part project looks to make New Haven a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly city.

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New Haven Downtown Crossing Phase 2 groundbreaking begins

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — City of New Haven leaders gathered on Monday, July 22nd to celebrate the commencement of construction for New Haven Downtown Crossing Phase 2.

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Digging dirt: Downtown Crossing Phase 2 begins

A gaggle of public officials from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3) and New Haven Mayor Toni N. Harp on down took ceremonial shovels in hand in the sweltering sun Monday afternoon to launch the city’s newest downtown-development initiative.

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Orange Street’s Reconnection Begins

“Let’s dig some dirt!” declared Mike Piscitelli — and New Haven took a step out of its urban renewal past into its New Urbanist future.

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New Haven launches project to connect Orange Street across Route 34

NEW HAVEN — The next step in connecting the southwestern part of the city with downtown, a project that will bring Orange Street across what is now a multilane highway, was officially launched Monday.

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Builder Revives Coliseum Deal

It’s official: LiveWorkLearnPlay is gone. Spinnaker is in. And the long-delayed plan to build a new urbanist mini-city on the grave of the New Haven Coliseum has new life.

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New Haven Coliseum Development Revived

NEW HAVEN — Max Reim is out. Clay Fowler and a new partner, Gregory J. Fieber, are in. Fowler, of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, who is ubiquitous in New Haven with four other projects already appoved, has joined with Fieber of the…

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Highway Conversion to Reconnect New Haven Neighborhoods

The city of New Haven, Connecticut, is leveraging $36 million in federal TIGER grants to convert an urban-renewal-era highway spur into more of a pedestrian-friendly boulevard, opening up 10 acres of land in the city center for development in the process.

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Harp: Developers “Sniffing Around” Route 34

Mayor Toni Harp is confident that once the city reconnects Temple Street to the Hill, someone will construct a new building there and create new jobs.

Harp expressed that confidence during her latest “Mayor Monday” appearance on WNHH radio. (She appeared on a Wednesday, not Monday, because Monday was a religious holiday.)

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New Haven working to rebuild neighborhood removed by Route 34

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — When construction crews dug the trench for the old Route 34 through downtown New Haven, they effectively divided the city. Now, the city is trying to correct that mistake.

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Project looks to re-connect, re-develop downtown New Haven

A federal grant puts in plans to re-vamp the New Haven Downtown crossing project. The plan to reconstruct the old Route 34 downtown crossing project has been in place for over 10 years.

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Lawmakers laud latest grant for New Haven’s Downtown Crossing project

New Haven’s federal delegation took a collective bow Friday as did the city staff responsible for landing the latest $20 million federal TIGER grant that will begin the second phase of reclaiming Route 34.

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Making a Better City Out of ‘Model City’

By the end of the 1950s, New Haven was receiving more federal funding for urban renewal than any other U.S. city. Its mayor at the time, Richard C. Lee, used his charm and ambition to gain support from U.S. Presidents and average New Havenites to take on a scale of renewal that earned his city the nickname, “Model City.”

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$20 Million Federal Grant to Help Downtown Crossing Project

New Haven has obtained a $20 million federal grant for New Haven’s Downtown Crossing and it will be used to transform the old Route 34 highway into a walkable area with mixed-use development. 

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Route 34 Redevelopment Grant

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Federal grant money will be used to help transform the old Route 34 highway in downtown New Haven, into a walkable street grid suitable for major mixed-use development. The Downtown Crossing project will reclaim the underutilized highway, reconnecting New Haven’s downtown, medical district, Hill neighborhood and Union Station transit hub and opening up ten acres of prime downtown land for new development.

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New Haven lands another $20 million grant for Downtown Crossing project

Efforts to redevelop the city’s Route 34 Connector corridor got a big boost Friday with a $20 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation.

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Fed $20M Will Help Reconnect City’s Center

The federal government is sending New Haven $20 million to help stitch downtown’s Temple Street back together with the Hill neighborhood and make fallow land available for new development.

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Route 34 Revisited

Few people can be seen these days walking around the last remaining vestige of the Oak Street Connector mini-highway separating the Hill neighborhood from downtown. Sixty years ago, the area was home to a thriving immigrant neighborhood full of local shops and multi-family homes.

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New Haven’s Downtown Crossing Project Ready for Phase Two

The idea behind New Haven’s Downtown Crossing Project is to stitch together two parts of the city that were divided back in the 1950s by a highway — and gain some ten acres of land in the middle. The completion of the Alexion building was phase one of the project.

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