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New Haven Releases Plans to Redevelop Site of Old Coliseum

For many, it’s the site of countless memories, but for years, the spot where the old New Haven Coliseum once stood has been nothing more than a parking lot.

 

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It’s official: Plan for development of former New Haven Coliseum site submitted, New Haven Register. 

Aug. 31, 2020, And now, the city is planning to have a public workshop on the first phase of the proposed housing and retail development on the former… 

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$100 Million Bioscience Tower Clears Last Hurdle

July 22, 2020, The last approval needed for the $100 million biotech research building to be constructed by Carter Winstanley fell into place Wednesday. 

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Amid Hard Times, Biotower Plan Advances

May 28, 2020, Plans for a new 10-story, 500,000 square-foot bioscience lab and office tower to be built atop the former Route 34 corridor advanced with enthusiastic community support and a tweak to include Hill and Dwight residents in the benefits.

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101 College Street Project Clears Hurdle 

May 28, 2020, Plans for a new 10-story, 500,000-square-foot bioscience building in downtown New Haven to feature lab, research and incubator space garnered a key approval Wednesday night.

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Development Agreement Outlined for 101 College Street Project

April 21, 2020, The city has reached a tentative development agreement that would pave the way for a transformative $100 million life-sciences incubator in the heart of downtown New Haven.

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Details Fleshed Out For Planned 101 College Bio-Tower

April 21, 2020, A planned new bioscience lab and office tower to be built at 101 College St. will be between 350,000 and 550,000 square feet large, cost the developer roughly $100 million to construct, create upwards of 1,000 new permanent jobs, and include a privately-owned public plaza and a maximum of 175 on-site parking spaces.

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City outlines progress on Downtown Crossing project 

September 8, 2020, Getting from one section of the city to another will be safer and easier in the coming months.

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New Haven, project officials praise progress of Downtown Crossing

September 8, 2020, Working through the pandemic, engineers and contractors are ahead of schedule as the city continues to make progress on the latest phase of the Downtown Crossing that will connect Orange Street over Route 34.

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Public Art Shines Brightly In Orange Street Reconnection Plan

September 8th, 2020, New Haven is extending its “welcome mat to the city” this year—and a long-awaited work of public art at its entrance is meant to light the way.

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Orange Street’s Reconnection Advances

September 8, 2020, City planner Donna Hall looked west towards a dug-up intersection, rumbling construction vehicles, a surface parking lot, and a mini-highway separating the Hill and Downtown..

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New Haven’s Downtown Crossing Project Reaches Phase 2

July 22, 2019, 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

March 3, 2016, 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

July 23, 2019, 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

July 22, 2019, “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

July 22, 2019, 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

July 11, 2019, 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

July 11, 2019, 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

January 20, 2017, 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

October 20, 2016, 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

October 14, 2016, 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

October 14, 2016, 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’

September 28, 2016, 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

August 1, 2016, 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

July 29, 2016, 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

July 29, 2016, 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

July 29, 2016, 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

May 3, 2016,  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

March 3, 2016, 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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