City, state officials voice opposition to power cable

February 21, 2002
Preliminary — and perhaps illegal — construction on an electric cable between New Haven and Long Island, N.Y., may have already begun, but local leaders hope to halt the project. On Wednesday, just yards from the cable’s potential New Haven terminal station, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held »

Eastwood leaves Yale post for NYC

February 20, 2002
As Yale University Properties’ dramatic overhaul of Broadway nears a close, the office is undergoing internal changes of its own. Financial analyst Hugh Eastwood ’00 will leave University Properties next week to work for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. Eastwood’s resignation closely follows the transfer of John Maturo to the Yale Facilities Department. Maturo formerly »

Redevelopment of local mall likely to begin soon

February 19, 2002
Negotiations for redeveloping the Chapel Square Mall have entered the home stretch. The city entered exclusive negotiations with Baltimore-based development team Williams Jackson Ewing Inc. and Lubert-Adler Partners from Philadelphia in early January with the aim of closing the deal in 60 days. City officials remain hopeful they can reach an agreement within the next »

Plan for longer runway at Tweed likely to be approved

February 12, 2002
As many as 10 airlines have expressed interest in offering jet service at Tweed-New Haven Airport, but the carriers would need Tweed to provide a longer runway. The Tweed-New Haven Airport Authority will likely approve a 600-foot runway extension on Feb. 20 as part of a 20-year master plan for the airport. “I expect that »

Broadway may get new Mexican flavor

February 8, 2002
New Haven’s revitalized, retail-rich Broadway shopping district may eventually get a distinct Mexican flavor, as two-dollar tacos could soon augment student and resident dining options. An inexpensive Mexican restaurant heads a list of possibilities for the empty Broadway storefronts, now the focus of Yale University Properties following J. Crew’s opening on Jan. 24. But the »

Retail guru Maturo gets new office

February 6, 2002
John Maturo ’76, who helped administer the restoration of vibrant retail to the Broadway district, will officially become the assistant to Kemel Dawkins, Yale’s associate vice president of facilities on Thursday. Maturo ended his tenure as director of Yale University Properties on Monday. “It was wonderful to be involved in the Broadway redevelopment,” Maturo said. »

City Housing Authority gets a ‘B-‘

February 5, 2002
New Haven’s rejuvenated Housing Authority finally cracked the “B” range in its yearly government assessment. On the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s annual assessment, New Haven earned 80 out of 100 possible points. The score, released in January, represents significant and continual improvement over last year’s 72.7, a failing 52.3 in 1999 and »

Mayor readies city for tight budgets

February 1, 2002
Blaming the national economic downturn and projected declines in state aid, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. publicly announced Thursday a 30-month “pre-emptive strike” to ensure sound financial footing for the city. The plan will aim to trim the city work force through attrition, freeze hiring in some city departments, and put several public works »

LCI director to leave post this March

January 31, 2002
Regina Winters ARC ’94 announced last week that she will resign her position as executive director of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative to resume private architectural work. Winters did not respond to telephone messages Wednesday. She will leave City Hall in March. In March 2000, Winters became LCI interim director and was promoted to executive »

Transit report urges more trains, barges

January 30, 2002
Trains soon could link New Haven with Bradley International Airport, and tolls may replace tractor trailers on Interstate 95. These travel options sample the Connecticut Transportation Strategy Board’s Jan. 15 initial transportation strategy. The report is a preview of the state’s 10-year transportation plan, expected to be finalized by December. The executive summary of the »

The death and life of Chapel Square

January 24, 2002
In 1965, the doors to a new 160,000 square-foot, air-conditioned mall at Chapel Square opened. The clearing of three blocks downtown had paved the way for an entirely new shopping model, the kind that had begun popping up around the country. But poor planning and some bad luck prevented the mall from becoming a major »

City plans to transform Fair Haven waterfront

January 22, 2002
Redevelopment of the Fair Haven waterfront has entered the implementation phase. Earlier this month, the New Haven Board of Aldermen approved the state’s designation of 42 acres between River Street and the Quinnipiac River as part of a municipal development plan. The classification allows the city to acquire properties via eminent domain, create an implementation »