April 22, 2021, The Elm City is moving one step closer to healing the urban “scar” of the Oak Street Connector.
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…
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.