Developer proposes distribution center, offices in Bloomfield

Douglas Street Ventures LLC, a Farmington-based development company, is proposing to build a 74,520-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Bloomfield, including 5,000-square-feet of office space. The building would be one story and a maximum of 44-feet tall, and the parking lot would have 72 spaces. The company has applied for a special permit and a […]

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Torrington High seniors learn about apprenticeship program

The Greater Hartford-New Britain Building Trades Council, a union that represents about 30,000 construction workers statewide, is offering pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships through a 10-year project labor agreement the City Council approved last year. Project officials want 25% of hired construction workers to be city residents and another 30% from Litchfield County. More than 300 city […]

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Stamford and New Haven are ‘economic powerhouses’ but there’s room for growth elsewhere in CT, official says

David Lehman, Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner, called the Stamford and New Haven areas “economic powerhouses” Tuesday, but said for the rest of the state to follow suit, more communities need to offer a broader array of housing opportunities. He said there are 100,000 job openings in the state right now and […]

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New $875M state fund to pay for infrastructure, brownfields and more in ‘historically underserved’ communities

Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, New Britain and 41 additional “historically underserved” communities in Connecticut can now apply to an $875 million state grant pool for community investments. The taxpayer-funded “Community Investment Fund 2030” could help eligible municipalities and their economic development agencies pay for infrastructure upgrades, brownfield remediation, public facilities, new affordable housing and small […]

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Officials: Norwalk Hospital plans $250M expansion, but hasn’t yet submitted zoning application

Norwalk Hospital has announced the facility’s largest expansion ever — worth more than $200 million — but has not yet submitted its plans to the city’s zoning department, officials said. Last summer, Nuvance Health, which owns and operates Norwalk Hospital, announced plans for a $220 million expansion of the hospital, with an emphasis on the […]

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Torrington school project partnership ready to start building

The S/L/A/M Collaborative, architect, working in partnership with city and Torrington Public Schools officials, Construction Solutions Group of East Hartford, and construction manager Torrington-based O&G Industries, said they expect to begin construction in October. But there’s a lot to do before the first shovel hits dirt. SLAM designers have worked with the public school district, […]

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East Hartford eyes Silver Lane acquisitions to redevelop dingy commercial corridor

East Hartford is gearing up for a multimillion-dollar effort to revitalize its dingy Silver Lane corridor by acquiring multiple large, dated and underperforming buildings for redevelopment. City officials are moving to adopt a strategic plan, developed under a $50,000 contract by East Hartford-based real estate advisors Gorman + York. The plan – which will be […]

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State expected to approve funding to fix dams in Ledyard

The state Bonding Commission is expected on Thursday to approve $3 million in state funding for projects here including money to repair three Colonial-era dams on Long Pond and Bush Pond. The conservation group Lantern Hill Valley Association and the McKee Farm Trust have been working to get funding for the estimated $1 million needed […]

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Stamford to consider rezoning Mill River Park, train station area. Here’s what you need to know.

City officials Monday will weigh a comprehensive rezoning plan that could mean more housing in the South End and change Mill River Park’s zoning to keep it a park forever. The vast majority of rezoned land belongs to Mill River Park and has been parkland for years, but the area also includes some properties along […]

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