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    (10/11/2011) NEW HAVEN, CT. – The City of New Haven will hold a community meeting, on the plans for the development at 100 College Street, a part of the Downtown Crossing / Route 34 East Project, on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the New Haven Public Library- Wilson Branch, 303 Washington Avenue in New Haven. There will be an open house and informal discussion period starting at 5:40 PM prior to the start of the meeting.

    The Downtown Crossing/Route 34 East project is part of a long-term civic effort to rebuild New Haven in the aftermath of urban renewal. The project will remove the Route 34 Expressway which acts as a barrier between the Downtown, Union Station, the medical district and the Hill neighborhood as well as develop a traditional city street grid that will ensure safety and accommodate vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. Once the expressway is removed, the underutilized land will become available for reuse as development parcels, creating 10+ new acres for development that will expand the City’s economic base by 600-900 jobs for Phase I (100 College Street) and 4,000 permanent jobs at full build.

    The City and the Developer, Winstanley Enterprises will present the plans for the proposed development at 100 College Street, a multi-story, 225-400,000 sq. ft., BioMed research lab/office, and the first major development to take place at Downtown Crossing. There will also be details on the anticipated job creation, workforce development, and sustainability aspects associated with the proposed development of 100 College Street.

    The public will have an opportunity to review and discuss project and the various design features and is also an opportunity to meet with City staff and the developer Carter Winstanley, as well as the technical consultants for the project. The City was awarded a $16.0 million Federal TIGER II grant in 2010 which will enable Phase I and 100 College Street portions of the Downtown Crossing project to start construction next year.

    For more information on 100 College Street, or the project please visit the project website at www.DowntownCrossingNewHaven.com.


    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-8200

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