June 27, 2022, NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A crowd of politicians and other city and state officials crossed Martin Luther King Boulevard at Orange Street Monday morning. Why did they cross the road? To prove that you can now get to the other side.
June 27, 2022, A Congresswoman, a mayor, an alder, a lieutenant governor, and a longtime Hill resident crossed Orange Street Monday morning — because, after a half-century, they finally could.
June 27, 2022, The city is celebrating the opening of the new Orange Street intersection as part of the New Haven downtown project. The city is trying to make themselves more pedestrian-friendly.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Built in the 1950s to speed suburban commuters to and from downtown, Rochester’s Inner Loop destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses, replacing them with a broad, concrete trench that separated downtown from the rest of the city.
Nov 11, 2021, NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – More than 60 years ago, the construction of Route 34 tore New Haven apart. For the past 20 years, they’ve been trying to piece it back together.
Nov. 8, 2021, The roadway, which carries traffic east to Interstates 95 and 91, has been closed since June between College and Church streets. It will reopen “by the morning commute,” Anna Mariotti of HTNB Corp., the city’s consultant on Downtown Crossing, said Monday.
October 14, 2021, NEW HAVEN — The new construction will make it clear you are now in an urban center.
Oct 13, 2021, 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.
June 11, 2021, Patch, New Haven, CT — Called DTX, New Haven’s infrastructure project creates a system of urban boulevards on the former Route 34 limited-access highway site.
June 7, 2021, New Haven Biz — Amid speeches and the customary shovels flinging dirt, construction officially began Monday on a new bioscience tower in downtown New Haven.
June 7, 2021, NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Construction on a massive new bioscience tower broke ground in New Haven Monday.
June 7, 2021, Years ago, a neighborhood was torn down in order to connect Route 34 and 95 with a highspeed expressway, but plans to expand that expressway were eventually dropped and it became known as a highway to nowhere.
June 7, 2021, The mission to reconnect downtown New Haven with Union Station, the medical district, and the Hill neighborhood continued.
June 7, 2021, City leaders broke ground on Phase 3 of the Downtown Crossing Project, which reconnected the Hill to New Haven and brings in a 10-story…
June 1, 2021, New Haven is beginning a months-long construction project to build a pedestrian walkway allowing people to cross over South…
Aug. 31, 2021, NEW HAVEN — Residents and city workers soon will be able to walk, bike or drive along a reconnected Orange Street, through the first protected intersection in the state.
Jun 7, 2021, History had a chuckle Monday as government and business leaders grabbed shovels near the border of the vanishing Route 34 Connector.
May 28, 2021, It’s June 1, and you’re at the corner of College Street and South Frontage Road. You were going to take South Frontage to I-95 or I-91 — but it’s blocked off with road construction signs. What now?
May 12, 2021, A new/old vision has appeared between Church Street South and South Orange Street: A block-long road…
April 22, 2021, The Elm City is moving one step closer to healing the urban “scar” of the Oak Street Connector.
April 22, 2021, A new Temple Street connection, planned for Downtown Crossing’s Phases 3 and 4.
April 17, 2021, NEW HAVEN — The road — South Frontage Road —literally will rise soon, as Downtown Crossing enters its next phase of transforming Route 34 from a highway to a cityscape of safe streets, bicycle and walking paths and space for economic development.
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.
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…
July 22, 2020, The last approval needed for the $100 million biotech research building to be constructed by Carter Winstanley fell into place Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 8, 2020, Getting from one section of the city to another will be safer and easier in the coming months.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.Read More
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.)Read More
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.