Long Wharf looks at move to Chapel

April 18, 2002 • 0
Yale students may not be the only college students shopping at the redeveloped Chapel Square Mall. Both Gateway Community College and Long Wharf Theatre are considering relocating to downtown New Haven to the site of the mall’s original anchor stores, the former Malley’s and Macy’s department stores. But no deal has been arranged to date. »

Chapel mall renovation agreement finalized

April 16, 2002 • 0
The city of New Haven finally closed a deal worth nearly $6 million with a well-respected developing team to rejuvenate the Chapel Square Mall, ending over four months of exclusive negotiations that began in early January. Tony Bialecki, a New Haven economic development officer, confirmed that the deal closed at approximately 4 p.m. yesterday. The »

State commission OKs port authority

April 15, 2002 • 0
New Haven may have gained the upper hand in its battle with Bridgeport to host a pilot feeder barge program. On April 1, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee unanimously approved the establishment of a New Haven port authority in a 49-0 vote. The test program will determine the effectiveness of shifting freight trailers from »

City plans revamp for waterfront

April 12, 2002 • 0
For an important redevelopment project like that of New Haven’s waterfront, it’s never too early to start planning — even for something as mundane as the plumbing. Like the sewer system, the funding and property acquisition phases of the redevelopment of River Street, in the southern half of Fair Haven, are also on schedule. In »

Housing Authority plans to redevelop West Rock without grant

April 10, 2002 • 0
Redeveloping the West Rock and Quinnipiac Terrace housing complexes remains the New Haven Housing Authority’s top priority, whether it obtains federal grants or not. The Quinnipiac Terrace Implementation Committee recently selected Boston-based Goody, Clancy & Associates and New Haven’s Boroson Kenneth Architects to create a master plan for their development project. But while West Rock »

Mall overhaul sparks competition

April 9, 2002 • 0
With the Chapel Square Mall slated for a major overhaul, nearby landlords may try to upgrade their properties to avoid being left behind. The New Haven Register reported on April 3 that University Properties was negotiating with furnishings retailers Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn to fill two vacant storefronts on Chapel Street. But representatives »

City official takes new job, keeps old

March 27, 2002 • 0
For Andrew Rizzo, two jobs in New Haven’s government are better than one. On March 4, Andrew Rizzo became the interim executive director of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative. Rizzo will also remain the city’s chief official at the Office of Building Inspection and Enforcement, a post he has held since December 1999. City officials »

Chapel Square Mall finally set for overhaul

March 26, 2002 • 0
After numerous delays due to legal procedure, the Chapel Square Mall will finally be redeveloped. Lawyers representing both the city of New Haven and a developing team have set April 1 as a target closing date for an official agreement, said Tony Bialecki, a city economic development officer. Since early January, New Haven has been »

Army Corps of Engineers approves power cable

March 25, 2002 • 0
A proposal to connect the New England and New York power grids earned final regulatory approval this past week, but opponents vow to continue fighting the project. On March 19, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved Cross Sound Cable Company’s application to place an electric cable in the Long Island Sound seabed. Work on »

New style of poll tests residents on Tweed, tax sharing

March 5, 2002 • 0
Typical opinion polls just may not be adequate anymore. A representative sample of 136 area residents descended upon Yale this weekend for the New Haven Regional Dialogue, a deliberative poll. After extensive analysis of the issues, the participants increased their support for regional tax-sharing and maintained a high level of support for the expansion of »

Decision on Tweed runways may come soon

March 5, 2002 • 0
A state decision on proposed runway safety extensions at Tweed-New Haven Airport could happen soon, after 16 months of deliberations. The Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority filed a permit application in Nov. 2000 with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to create 1,000-foot unpaved runway safety areas on either end of the current 5,600 foot runway. »

City to apply for HOPE VI grants again

February 28, 2002 • 0
The New Haven Housing Authority will take another crack — or perhaps two — at the elusive HOPE VI revitalization grant. If the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development does not restrict each city to one application, the Housing Authority intends to apply for HOPE VI grants for both the West Rock and Quinnipiac »