Affordability, traffic question surround planned New Haven project

Affordable housing, traffic and pedestrian safety top the list of concerns around a proposed development on the Strouse Adler property tied to a zone change in Wooster Square. PMC Property Group wants to construct a 13-story apartment tower, after the zone change, by dividing the 78 Olive St. site fronting on Chapel Street and building on that 23,000-square-foot carve-out, according to its attorney, Chris McKeon. Changing the zone from BA general business to BD-1 central business/residential would allow for greater height and density and favors a transit-oriented development. This has been approved by the City Plan Commission and next goes to the Legislation Committee of the Board of Alders, and then to the full board.

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