Developer touts ‘hidden little treasures’ and ‘cool features’ of downtown Danbury apartment project

A 149-unit complex under construction on Main Street could begin renting apartments with a downtown view by the winter holiday season. “The pandemic is definitely making construction across the country difficult, but our partners at DiMarco Group are doing a great job dealing with the challenges,” said Dan Bertram, the Danbury-based developer of the city’s […]

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Bridgeport roadwork resumes after delay by FBI probe

A long-awaited road project that was held up by a criminal probe of city government is being rebid. The economic development department is accepting contractors proposals until 2 p.m. March 25 for streetscape improvements along Fairfield Avenue in Black Rock, a commercial strip on the Fairfield border with restaurants, bars and other small businesses. Work […]

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New Naugatuck Valley development agency seeks millions in state backing

Waterbury officials are asking state lawmakers to give millions of dollars to a new quasi-governmental development agency devoted to partnering Waterbury and other area towns on large-scale economic development projects. The proposal was forwarded by Thomas Hyde, the CEO of the newly formed Naugatuck Valley Regional Development Agency. Mayor Neil M. O’Leary and others formed […]

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Spinnaker eyes $63.3M mixed-use redevelopment of downtown Hartford’s 55 Elm St. office building

It’s been just over a year since Spinnaker Real Estate Partners acquired the historic 55 Elm St. office building — and nearby parking lots — across from downtown Hartford’s Bushnell Park for $6.8 million. Now the Norwalk-based developer is moving forward with plans to redevelop the property, formerly home to the Attorney General’s office and […]

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New Canaan Police building committee signs contract with architect

A firing range is one amenity the Police Building Committee discussed before they landed on a design agreement with Brian Humes of Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC. The committee voted unanimously to hire the Berlin, Conn. based architectural firm on Wednesday, Feb. 24 to determine the site needs and options for the department presently housed in […]

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New London middle school construction project hits snag

The City Council has rejected the $39.3 million price tag for construction costs associated with the renovation of Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School because of a possible increase in costs to taxpayers, threatening to further delay the project on the eve of the start of construction. The council voted 5-2 against the so-called guaranteed maximum […]

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Buttigieg says infrastructure faces a ‘once-in-a-lifetime moment’ as bridges, roads get C- grade

During a presentation of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report card, which gave the U.S. an overall C- for the condition of its roads, bridges, ports, drinking water systems and electricity grids and identified a $2.59 trillion spending gap, Buttigieg said it was time to get to work rebuilding the country. Echoing President […]

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Developer proposes converting Manchester hotel to apartments

Paredim Partners, the developer, is planning to buy the hotel at 191 Spencer St. to convert it into a market-rate, multifamily units. Paredim Partners Managing Director David Parisier and the business’s lawyer, Dory Famiglietti, met with the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday for a pre-application discussion about the plans and to receive feedback about […]

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