Industry Ready to Dive Into Infrastructure Projects After Bill Passes

After a long, hard-fought battle for funding, the industry is ready to get to work on these broad-spectrum infrastructure projects, which will color the national construction picture for years to come. “America finally has a generation-defining infrastructure bill — and if the reconciliation budget comes through, too, America will begin a building spree larger than […]

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Energy secretary: Offshore wind brings ‘gust’ of job growth

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said Thursday that the administration’s goal for offshore wind and the projects being developed now represent a “gust of job growth throughout the country.” Granholm visited a new offshore wind manufacturing hub in Providence to talk about the Biden administration’s plan to deploy 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by […]

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Torrington’s Oliver Wolcott Tech get tips for a future in the trades

Daddona was just one representative from the many trades that will open for OWTS graduates next year, and part of this week’s Connecticut Pre-Apprenticeship High School Training Program, held in shop classes at the high school. The dean said Torrington’s approved plan to build a new middle-high school, which was approved in 2020, also will […]

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37 apartments proposed on Oakland Street in Manchester

Developers are expected to present detailed site plans for a projected 37-unit housing complex on Oakland Street in Manchester at the town’s next Planning and Zoning Commission after requesting extensions this month. Trivik Builders LLC proposes a six-building, 37-unit housing community at 321 Oakland St. and 27 Lillian Drive with associated parking and entrance drive, […]

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Brookfield architect proposes apartment building in Newtown that will ‘exude high quality’

So it’s with special attention that Newtown leaders are weighing a proposal by a Brookfield architect to construct a three-story building with 27 apartments at South Main Street and Borough Lane. At a recent review of the blueprints by the town’s Design Advisory Board, the developer was grilled over details ranging from roof pitches, color […]

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With the $28 million bond for Killingly’s recreation center project approved, what’s next?

Though voters last month approved a nearly $28 million bond to allow the shifting of recreational programming to a former Killingly school, residents are slated to keep using the old community center for at least the next couple of years. Voters on Nov. 28 approved a $27.8 million bond to cover repairs and refurbishments to […]

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Developer submits revised mixed-use proposal for Five Corners in Groton City

A developer, GBU Capital LLC. of Scottsdale, Ariz., has submitted a revised application for a mixed-use design district “floating zone” on the site at the corner of Benham and Poquonnock Roads, after the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission denied in a 4-3 vote last May the developer’s previous application. City of Groton Mayor Keith Hedrick […]

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Approval sought for climate-controlled facility in Woodbury

Marcus Ventures of Larchmont, N.Y., wants to build a climate-controlled facility on a 3.28-acre lot in the Nonnewaug River Industrial Park. The plan, which includes a new storm-drainage system and other site improvements, was approved by the Inland Wetlands Commission last week. The proposal also will need a special permit from the Zoning Commission, though […]

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