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.Read More
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.)Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.