West Hartford eyes second $20M transit-oriented development on New Park Ave.

The nonprofit development arm of the West Hartford Housing Authority says it’s secured federal tax credits to build its second, $20-million transit-oriented development on New Park Avenue. Trout Brook Realty Advisors on Monday said the tax credits awarded by the Connecticut Finance Housing Authority (CHFA) and additional financing from the Connecticut Department of Housing (DOH) […]

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DOT: 3-year Merritt Parkway project coming to an end

After three years of work, the state Department of Transportation has announced the final stage of construction for the ongoing Merritt Parkway improvement project in Fairfield and Westport. The five-mile stretch of the Merritt Parkway included in the $56.7 million project will transition to full final alignment progressing east to west (Fairfield to Westport) as […]

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CT can delay its transportation financing debate only a few months more

With Connecticut’s economy reeling from the coronavirus, legislators insist they won’t hike gasoline taxes or impose tolls this summer — even with new projections the transportation program is headed for collapse in just over one year. Gov. Ned Lamont outlined the urgency last week when he and the legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analysts noted the STF […]

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Builders’ Union Floats Detailed COVID-19 Safety Measures

North America’s Building Trades Unions and its affiliated research organization, The Center for Construction Research and Training, urged employers on Monday to develop a “comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control plan” with temperature checks and designated COVID-19 officers at job sites. NABTU, which is an alliance of 14 unions representing building and construction workers, said the national […]

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Pushing past another delay in New London schools’ construction project

Disappointments and delays continue for the New London public schools’ building project, an integral part of the plans to convert the district to the state’s first all-magnet-schools system. Way back in 2014, voters approved $168 million for new school construction. For the bulk of the project the state is reimbursing 80% of the costs. So, […]

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Developer breaks ground on $50M Cromwell apartment community

A Hamden developer has started construction on a $50-million apartment home community on a long-vacant property near Cromwell’s well-traveled Route 372. Belfonti Companies LLC on Thursday said the 160-unit complex at the end of Country Squire Road will be constructed in multiple phases over a 22-month period. Property management firm Bozzuto Management has been selected […]

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East Hartford building supplier kickstarts PPE sales amid construction industry slowdowns

Coronavirus disruptions have slowed millions of construction sites across the U.S., making it difficult for material distributors in the industry to stay busy. Nationally, many states, including Connecticut, have ordered all essential workers wear face masks to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Grocery stores and airlines are also ordering workers, customers and passengers to wear masks. […]

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