Groton preparing for growth at Electric Boat

As Electric Boat ramps up hiring, Groton is looking at its plans to handle traffic and parking and is making sure its schools are ready. The town known as the Submarine Capital of the World is also attracting interest from developers. Currently, about 8,900 people work at the Groton plant and Electric Boat is looking […]

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Region 4 School District OKs $10M for New Athletic fields, But Concerns Linger

After three hours of debate Wednesday night, the Region 4 Board of Education voted 7-1 to approve borrowing nearly $10 million to revamp athletic fields at the middle school and high school. The $9.6 million bond would cover a complete renovation of Valley Regional High School’s practice field and upper field, the partial renovation of […]

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East Haven Residents, Officials Oppose Tweed Expansion at Saturday Hearing — a Sharp Split from New Haven

Numerous East Haven officials, first responders and residents denounced a recent FAA study at a hearing on Saturday that projected minimal harm from the proposed Tweed New Haven Airport expansion. The environmental assessment was co-signed by New Haven city staff who embraced the economic benefits of the plan. Residents cheered as Carfora called for an […]

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East Lyme sewer commission makes room for senior development

The Water and Sewer Commission this week helped a 454-unit proposed senior housing development clear its first major hurdle. Members on Tuesday voted 6-1 to allocate a majority of the sewer capacity Pelletier-Niantic LLC estimates it needs for 160 condominiums, 144 apartments, and a 150-bed assisted living section, as well as urgent care and radiology […]

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West Haven approves Washington School demolition, new design

The Planning & Zoning Commission approved the demolition and new construction of Washington School, the next step forward in bringing the 114-year-old school into the future. In a presentation by representatives from architectural firm Antinozzi Associates and engineering firm Stentec, commissioners reviewed plans for the two-story, 49,000-square-foot building that will accommodate roughly 438 students between […]

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Connecticut commercial energy storage demand spurs government action

Connecticut has initiated the second tranche of its statewide commercial energy storage program, aimed at incentivizing 100 MW of battery deployments while continuing to support its residential program. The program is managed by Energy Storage Solutions and administered by the Connecticut Green Bank. The state aims to deploy 1 GW of energy storage by 2030, […]

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Developer proposes larger Fairfield Metro multi-use project

Accurate, the development company which bought the Ash Creek Boulevard property last year, presented its plans to the Town Plan and Zoning Commission in a meeting Tuesday night. The project has been stymied for nearly two decades, and Accurate has stated it will finally build the mixed-use residential and commercial development. In order to do […]

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Norwich Public Utilities proposes $107.8 million budget

Norwich Public Utilities presented a $107.8 million proposed 2023-24 budget Tuesday that is being impacted by the cost of energy and major capital projects, and supply chain problems. NPU administrators presented the budget to the Board of Public Utilities Commissioners. The board will vote on the budget in April or May. The $107.8 million budget, […]

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Stamford will get a 471 apartment development along the Rippowam River, a project 8 years in the making

After more than eight years of groundwork, plans for a major residential development along the Rippowam River in downtown Stamford received approval Monday night from the city’s Zoning Board. The development will create 471 new apartments in two seven-story residential buildings — one on each side of Clinton Avenue, between Division Street and Richmond Hill […]

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Pool, bathhouse to go as Hamilton Park project begins

Hamilton Park’s pool, bathhouse, “Bubble” building, and athletic center are scheduled to be demolished next month, signifying the beginning of phase 1 of a massive renovation project at the 92-acre park that has been three years in the making. At the Board of Aldermen meeting on April 10, the board is scheduled to decide whether […]

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$327M Connecticut Children’s Hartford expansion stirs debate with included $47M parking garage

An expansion of Connecticut Children’s in Hartford that would roughly double the size of the hospital could come with an equally imposing $47 million parking garage on the opposite side of Washington Street, rising as high as 8 stories with 900 parking spaces. The proposed parking garage, at the southwest corner of Washington and Lincoln […]

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Proposed warehouse in Ashford has many in the ‘Quiet Corner’ up in arms

Massachusetts-based Campanelli Construction is proposing a 1.1 million-square-foot, 55-foot-tall warehouse on the site at the intersection of Interstate 84 and Route 89 in the northern section of town, a parcel that includes the Ashford Motel. The structure would be about the same size as the Buckland Hills Mall in Manchester. Any construction is a long […]

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Short by One Vote, Halls Road Overlay District Defeated in Old Lyme

After many months of presentations, public hearings and deliberations, the Zoning Commission narrowly denied the Halls Road Overlay District application that would have allowed the construction of mixed use buildings in the town’s main commercial district. At Monday’s special meeting, the application received three votes of approval and two against, which normally would have counted […]

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Owner of former Bridgeport Stop & Shop making ‘some changes’ to self storage plan

The developer who wants to build a self-storage facility at the site of a long-shuttered Stop & Shop on Madison Ave. said he requested this week’s zoning hearing be delayed another month to incorporate “some changes” into his plan. But those who have been urging Hugh Scott to completely scrap his proposal and replace it […]

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Director of CT’s controversial school construction grant program resigns

The person hired to replace Konstantinos Diamantis to steer the state’s school construction grant program has resigned after barely four months on the job. Douglas Rogers resigned from his job as director of the Office of School Construction Grants & Review on March 13 in an email to the state Department of Administrative Services human […]

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At 145 years old, Connecticut’s State Capitol building needs $54 million rehab

The landmark State Capitol building, completed in 1878 as a memorial to the Civil War, is crumbling and needs more than $54 million in repairs, cleaning and renovations, according to estimates that could increase by 4 percent or more annually as building officials await funding from the General Assembly. While there was an extensive, 10-year […]

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City Officials Approve 77-Unit Development for ‘Stagnant’ East Norwalk Under New Zoning Rules

City officials approved plans for a mixed-use, 77-unit project in the East Norwalk Village on Wednesday, calling opposition to the project by more than 700 neighbors misplaced frustration with recent zoning changes to encourage development in the “stagnant” area. A petition signed by 731 residents called on the developers, Spinnaker Real Estate Partners and M.F. […]

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Plan B for Enfield sports complex: New design would not lease land at Enfield park

The proposed project to build a sports complex at the now-vacant MassMutual office park on Bright Meadow Road originally called for developer Andrew Borgia of Fast Track Realty and Anthony Ardolino of All Sports Village to lease a portion of the nearby 32.6-acre town-owned Brainerd Park for artificial-turf playing fields as part of their financing […]

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Stamford’s South End has changed a lot in the past decade. But is development finally slowing?

Over the past 15 years, as Stamford grew to become Connecticut’s second-most populous city, no area experienced more of a transformation than the South part — also known as Harbor Point courtesy of the large mixed-use development that bears the name. The 350-acre peninsula’s two census tracts saw a combined 140 percent increase in population […]

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New DOT commissioner road tested: Torrington native took a scenic route to state’s top job

The Torrington native is the newly appointed state Department of Transportation commissioner, getting acclimated to his new role since his appointment in January. He previously served for three years as deputy secretary of the state agency responsible for the state’s roads, bridges and rails. Eucalitto started working as a deputy commissioner a couple of months […]

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Greeneville, Stanton elementary schools: First step taken on $385M building project

A massive $385 million project to revamp Norwich’s school buildings moves a step closer. The Norwich City Council approved resolutions giving the Norwich Board of Education permission to apply to the state Department of Administrative Services for funding for three of the four elementary school projects – Greeneville, Stanton and Moriarty elementary schools. School Building […]

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Intersection work helped sway PZC support for $100M Southington project

A developer’s offer to expand and improve a key intersection helped convince town officials to approve a $100 million project off West Street. Town leaders gave the Texas-based developer approval earlier this week for the plan which includes 255 apartments along with turning lanes and a motion-sensing camera for the West Street and Curtiss Street […]

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CT lawmakers back Hamden mayor’s $59 million ‘community campus’ plan, but some residents raise concerns

The town has won $5.4 million in state aid to demolish and abate the abandoned middle school on Newhall Street, a site Mayor Lauren Garrett hopes ultimately will become Hamden’s “community campus.” Garrett has proposed spending $15.4 million, the bulk of the town’s remaining $18 million in ARPA money, on the community campus. The entire […]

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Public comment period extended on Tweed New Haven airport environmental review

The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the public comment period on the draft Environmental Assessment of Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s proposed expansion project by 15 days to May 1 after being approached by representatives of both the airport and expansion opponents. The Tweed New Haven Airport Authority will hold a public information workshop and […]

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American Bridge Rehabilitates East Haddam Swing Bridge

American Bridge Company (AB) is rehabilitating the East Haddam Swing Bridge, which carries Route 82 over the Connecticut River and links the towns of Haddam and East Haddam, for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT). The total project cost is $78.4 million, with the AB contract valued at $55.2 million. Planning for the project goes […]

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Two historic buildings in Hartford’s Bushnell South could add 100 more apartments

Two historic buildings near downtown Hartford‘s Bushnell Park — occupied for decades by state offices, including the Secretary of the State — could be converted into 108 apartments in a $45 million project that would give a significant boost to the Bushnell South redevelopment unfolding in the area. The state Department of Administrative Services confirmed […]

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Plans approved for apartments, retail in Southington over neighbors’ objections

Texas-based developer, Anthony Properties, is proposing 255 apartments, 17,000 square feet of retail space and a clubhouse on 41 acres along West Street. It would be accessed via Curtiss Street. Town leaders estimated the project will cost about $100 million. A traffic study presented by the developers said the project would add about 225 cars […]

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Quasi-Public Agencies Oppose Bill to Expand State Watchdog’s Oversight

Larry Fox, chair of the contracting standards board, said he doesn’t want to be in the position of reviewing every request for proposals, but wants to be able to look at the procedures the quasi-publics use, and make sure they’re promoting fair competition in their bidding process. The quasi-agencies – which are designed to provide […]

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Former YMCA in Norwich to get new life as construction company headquarters

The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to transfer ownership of the former YMCA at 337-341 Main St. to Mattern Construction of Baltic for its planned new headquarters and commercial development. Along with creating its new headquarters, Mattern plans to market excess space in the renovated building for a restaurant or pub. The property is […]

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Norwalk, developer seek input on turning Webster Street parking lot into housing, retail

A developer envisions transforming the Webster Street parking lot into a nearly 500-unit apartment complex with a 1,100-space parking garage and retail space for stores. To that end, the community is invited to a “Webster Street Lot Listening Session” at which officials will gather input from the community. Local and community leaders will attend, along […]

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NorthPoint proposes 521,886-sq.-ft. warehouse in Bloomfield

A Missouri-based company is proposing a 521,886-square-foot warehouse in Bloomfield on property that a construction company now uses for equipment storage and material stockpiling. NorthPoint Development LLC has applied for a special permit that would allow it construct the warehouse, with 118 loading docks, 206 trailer parking spaces and 361 car parking spaces. Northpoint, headquartered […]

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Connecticut needs a plan — and a definition — for ‘clean hydrogen,’ stakeholders say

A bill approved last week by the House Energy and Technology Committee charges the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection with developing a hydrogen strategic plan that encourages the use of hydrogen produced from renewable energy, and prioritizes its use in the sectors of the economy that are hardest to electrify. The department would also […]

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Housing and Historic Preservation Advocates Clash Over Legislation Adding a Workaround for Demolitions

The State Historic Preservation Office, known as SHPO, is currently has oversight of the demolition and restoration of historic properties. But earlier this month, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities lobbied for an appeals process on SHPO decisions, citing millions spent on litigation and remediation and arguing the need to balance historic preservation with economic development […]

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Yale’s new chemical storage facility paves way for major $365M Science Hill project

Yale University will build a new, 12,930-square-foot Chemical Safety Building near the existing one on Edwards Street, after getting approval from the City Plan Commission. The project is a part of the university’s larger plan to develop its Science Hill district and enable a construction of a new Physical Sciences and Engineering Building, which was […]

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New Haven seeks $32.1 million grant funding to improve Long Wharf, downtown

The city is seeking $32.1 million in state grant funds to transform Long Wharf and enhance downtown, according to plans recently presented to New Haven alders. The city is seeking $32.1 million in state grant funds to transform Long Wharf and enhance downtown, according to plans recently presented to New Haven alders. The plans, which […]

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Shelton plans pause on apartment construction, except downtown

With the city’s affordable housing plan not yet formally approved, the Planning and Zoning Commission hopes to extend its moratorium on apartment buildings everywhere but downtown. The commission, at its meeting Wednesday, voted to hold a public hearing on March 29 to discuss extending the moratorium on new multi-family residential rental housing units throughout the […]

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Ground geothermal systems cut home energy use in half; CT lawmakers want to make them cheaper

A measure that would incentivize the installation of ground geothermal systems, heating pumps and heat batteries — shaving 10 percent off the upfront cost of installation, the most expensive part of the technology — has been introduced in the Connecticut General Assembly. A heat pump is basically the same technology as a refrigerator. A refrigerator […]

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CRDA targets $107.2M upgrade to Hartford’s XL Center

A plan to repair, upgrade and keep the 50-year-old XL Center in downtown Hartford running and relevant will cost $107.2 million. Hartford officials and CRDA staff see the sports and entertainment arena as a key city attraction, something that brings in crowds to patronize local restaurants on event nights and adds to the city’s vibrancy. […]

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After Closed Meeting, DEEP Walks Back Old Lyme Expectations For $17m Sewer Grant

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection walked back what local leaders thought was a $17 million grant for sewer construction in the beach communities, instead saying that the agency is looking at a variety of federal funding options for the project. Under the program, the sewer project already qualifies for a 25% grant and […]

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$32M Plan Would Fund Long Wharf Overhaul

The committee alders voted unanimously in support of a resolution authorizing the city to apply for $32.1 million in grant money as part of Round 2 of the state’s $800 million Community Investment Fund (CIF). Piscitelli explained that the city is seeking $25 million in state aid for a suite of improvements to Long Wharf, […]

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Blighted Brookfield site to become housing and retail if voters approve funding

Residents are set to vote Thursday on funding approval for the abatement, demolition and remediation of a blighted property where housing and retail space is proposed. A potable well sampling conducted at the site that year identified the dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene in soil and groundwater, and the roughly 4,700-square-foot building on property — which […]

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Naugatuck getting $3M: Grant for industrial park; Waterbury, Torrington agencies also aided

The state has awarded the borough a $3 million grant from Community Investment Fund 2030 to develop the former Uniroyal site. The award is part of a $98.5 million package doled out to more than two dozen municipalities and agencies, including $921,000 for Grace House Capital Improvements in Waterbury; $6.8 million for Route 72 corridor […]

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Lab Builder Buys ​“10th Sq.” Corner For $10M+

A North Carolina-based real estate developer has purchased the southwest corner of the ex-Coliseum site for over $10.6 million — furthering an already-city-approved plan to build up that part of the property into a new 11-story lab and office building. The seller of that property is an affiliate of Spinnaker Real Estate Partners, the Norwalk-based firm that […]

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No room for south Stamford K-8 building: District decides to split new school into 2 campuses

On Monday night, Superintendent Tamu Lucero hosted a virtual public meeting about the proposed new school — to be split between a new school building at the current location of K.T. Murphy Elementary School and a building at 83 Lockwood Ave. that used to house Rogers Magnet Elementary School. Officials have long discussed opening a […]

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Norwich, New London, Preston to receive $19 million in state grants

A second Norwich business park, a New London community center and improvements to Poquetanuck Village in Preston were the recipients of $19 million in state grants Tuesday through the Community Investment Fund 2030. The local approvals were among 28 grants totaling $98.5 million approved by the Community Investment Fund Board Tuesday and will be forwarded […]

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CT could see major boost from nuclear submarine deal

Electric Boat and Connecticut’s vast submarine industrial base could stand to greatly benefit from Australia’s acquisition as one of the primary manufacturers of the Virginia-class model. A security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States (AUKUS) could have wide-ranging international and domestic implications on security as well as shipbuilding in eastern Connecticut. […]

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Federal infrastructure funds begin to flow, mostly to roadwork

Local and state government contracts for highway, road and bridge projects dramatically increased between 2021 and 2022, a sign that bipartisan infrastructure funds are starting to have an impact, but contracts for rail and transit projects slowed significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis conducted by the American Road & […]

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DEEP Offers $17m Grant for Old Lyme Sewer Project, Keeps Consent Order

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will offer $17 million in grants toward the cost of the beach sewer project, according to a meeting on Friday that included state officials, the town and the beach associations. The long-delayed project would install sewers in Sound View Beach, the town’s beach area, as well as […]

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In Hartford’s Parkville, a $92 million redevelopment wins key state funding approval

A redevelopment of an abandoned factory that was once a cornerstone of Hartford’s Parkville neighborhood won a key, state funding approval Friday for a $92 million conversion into apartments and business incubator space — a project that could significantly boost the Parkville Arts & Innovation District. On Friday, a committee of the Capital Region Development […]

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Bethel to demolish old police station with federal funds; affordable senior housing weighed for site

With nearly $200,000 in federal funds allocated for its demolition, the former police station building on Plumtrees Road may be on its way to becoming affordable senior housing, if some town officials get their way. The Board of Selectmen voted during its Feb. 27 meeting to use $194,500 in COVID relief money from the American […]

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Stamford schools upgrades will cost $51M of mayor’s proposed $91M budget for building, capital projects

Mayor Caroline Simmons’ proposed $91.4 million total capital budget funding for next fiscal year is more than 60 percent higher than this year’s adopted $55.5 million, and the lion’s share of the new spending would be on school projects. Borrowing would fund $56.2 million of the capital budget for the new fiscal year, which begins […]

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At East Norwalk I-95 interchange, CT’s first ‘diverging diamond’ intersection is still on table

Nearly four years after plans for a complete redesign of the East Norwalk Interstate 95 exchange, the state continues to study whether the area should be converted into Connecticut’s first “diamond intersection.” “A traffic study is ongoing to determine if a diverging diamond is a feasible alternative in the area, and what other potential alternatives […]

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Meriden approaching conclusion of Harbor Brook channeling, officials say

After launching the project nearly a year ago, city officials say disaster prevention measures along Harbor Brook are nearing completion, with a possible conclusion date as early as this fall. Construction is running ahead of schedule, Ennis said, thanks to this year’s atypically mild winter which gave crews space to operate with greater efficiency and […]

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East Hartford agrees to sell Showcase Cinemas site for $1 in return for 300-apartment development

East Hartford’s Town Council, meeting Tuesday night, unanimously agreed to sell the 25-acre former Showcase Cinemas site for $1 to developers planning to build at least 300 apartments. The council also unanimously signed off on a series of conditions that in some ways ease the expectations and burden of developers Brian Zelman and Avner Krohn […]

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Fairfield Selectmen Approve $10.5 Million for Rebuild and Cleanup

The Board of Selectmen approved a $10.5 million appropriation for construction and remediation of Penfield Pavilion to meet a federal deadline, but some local officials are calling the decision rushed and drawing comparisons to the former Tetreau administration. In addition to addressing the outstanding notice of violation lodged by FEMA, the town must remove fill […]

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Bridgeport rebids arena upgrade after prices run over $28M budget

“Yes, the initial bids came in over budget,” confirmed Thomas Gill, Bridgeport’s director of economic development. He declined to say by how much, arguing it would compromise the integrity of the second effort to solicit prices. Specifically the city wants to move forward with masonry, structural steel and extensive heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements […]

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Sale of Darien’s Noroton Heights Shopping Center paves way for long-anticipated redevelopment

Darien-based real estate development and investment company V20 Group purchased four acres of the former shopping center from its owners, the Palmer family, to finally begin redevelopment on the empty shopping center after years of delays. The deal was finalized on March 1. With a prime location across from the Noroton Heights train station, the […]

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CT truckers criticize ‘expensive’ highway truck tax: ‘Why do I want to stay here?’

State truckers joined Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to criticize the highway use tax that took effect in January, predicting higher consumer prices and financial burdens on their businesses. They stressed that the highway tax’s estimated $90 million a year was supposed to target out-of-state 18-wheelers, it seems the bulk of the charges will fall on […]

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Middletown may propose DOT add downtown exit on Route 9, shifting traffic from ‘liability’ to ‘economic driver’

The city presented a proposal this week to create a new Route 9 northbound off-ramp on River Road, which one day could lead motorists to a revitalized and redesigned riverfront. The goal, Florsheim said, is for the city to partner with the state in the “right way to get this project realized.” The off-ramp would […]

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How women are finding rewarding careers in the construction industry

As multiple industries still face workplace shortages, one solution is emerging, especially in traditionally male-dominated fields like construction: recruit more women. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nationwide, the number of women in construction has hit an all-time high, with women now making up 11% of the construction industry. Women in […]

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Greenwich’s new Central Middle School plans lack space for stairs and bathrooms, architects say

The architecture firm hired to design a new Central Middle School called the Board of Education’s current plan “unachievable” on Tuesday, saying it was impossible to fit the approved amount of classroom space into a 115,000 square foot building. The ed specs were approved in August 2022 and call for 88,300 square feet of learning […]

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Connecticut Opens Bidding for New Offshore Wind Projects

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced plans to open two procurements for zero-carbon energy this year, including one specifically for offshore wind. The department has authority to procure about another 1,200 MW of offshore wind, but said it hasn’t determined how much, if any, it will procure this year. Speaking to state lawmakers […]

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Contractor sues over unpaid work at State Pier

A Branford-based engineering and construction company contracted to perform work at State Pier in New London has filed a lawsuit claiming it is owed more than $800,000 for extra work it performed during the demolition stage of the massive rehab project. Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman, Inc. filed the suit in November against Kiewitt Infrastructure Co., the […]

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CT construction fraud concerns lead to calls for more oversight

During a Monday news conference, Tong, the state’s top civil lawyer, said that about $181 million in fraud has been recovered by state and federal authorities among the nine state agencies he is allowed to monitor. There are more than 100 such state departments, offices and quasi-public agencies, though, while attorneys general in neighboring states, […]

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Technology Levels Playing Field Among Construction Firms

Technological trends in large firms include building information modeling (BIM), the use of advanced building materials and construction robotics. Safety continues to be at the forefront of the industry no matter the size of the firm, with technological advances in tools such as construction wearables to keep workers safe. Technology has not scaled as quickly […]

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Potential blasting near Shelton landfill raises methane gas concerns

The proposed development of a 40-unit apartment building on Mohawk Drive, not far from the landfill, has nearby residents concerned about increases of levels of methane in the area. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection presently oversees the landfill. “The gaseous ‘burping’ that results from the breakdown of trash has reduced, though still […]

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Construction set to start this spring on The Wellington in Madison, an affordable housing project

After nearly five years, construction may begin this spring on The Wellington, a planned 31-unit affordable housing development at 131 Cottage Road. The financing is set to be finalized for the $11 million project and a general contractor, Haynes Construction of Seymour, has been hired. The architects are Schadler Selnau Associates of Farmington. Two nonprofit […]

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Developer withdraws contested application for apartments near Middletown school, wetlands

D&V Development of Middletown, located in Wallingford, submitted an application to the Land Use Department detailing a plan to construct housing on city-owned land. The project would involve a land swap with the city. Other issues involved the proposal’s proximity to wetlands, environmental impacts of the construction, an increase in traffic, and student safety. D&V […]

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Lowe’s and Wayfair warehouses coming to East Hartford’s Rentschler Field

Distribution warehouses for Lowe’s home improvement and Wayfair home furnishings stores, a total of 2.5 million square feet, will be built on the wide expanse of historic Rentschler Field, officials announced Monday at the ceremonial groundbreaking. Trucks and heavy equipment rumbled on the 300-acre site as lawmaker gathered in a tent with managers of the […]

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CT’s Electric Boat is in the midst of a “once in generation expansion.” Can that expand to serve an international goal?

Electric Boat hired 3,700 shipbuilders last year. It wants to hire more than 5,000 this year and just as many every year for decades into the future. The country is spending more than $13 billion a year on the two new, lethal and virtually undetectable classes of nuclear-powered submarines Electric Boat is building for the […]

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Massive Rentschler Field logistics center development inks two major tenants

Home-improvement giant Lowe’s and online home-goods retailer Wayfair will occupy two massive logistics buildings under construction in East Hartford, various sources have confirmed to the Hartford Business Journal. Massachusetts-based National Development bought 300 acres at the former Rentschler Field airport site from Raytheon Technologies in a $78.47-million deal sealed in January. Wayfair confirmed it’s planning […]

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For $19M, Greenwich’s Western Middle School field cleanup means synthetic turf to replace toxic dirt

Plans to restore the playing fields at Western Middle School — six years after they were closed because of high levels of contaminants in the soil — now include scraping off the toxic dirt and replacing it with synthetic turf. Greenwich Public Schools recently submitted an application to the town planning department for approvals on […]

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Former Children’s Museum property in West Hartford sold for more than $10M. Broker says price sets ‘new benchmark.’

The developer of a luxury apartment complex on the site of the former Children’s Museum in West Hartford has paid $10.6 million for the property, with construction expected to begin this spring. The price paid by New York-based Continental Properties for the nearly four-acre property at 950 Trout Brook Drive near Farmington Avenue is about […]

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Waterford data center plan is a winner

About a year ago the Groton Town Council, facing strong public opposition, ended discussions about building a massive data center there. Now the same developer, NE Edge, LLC, is pursuing a data center project in Waterford. While recognizing the necessity of these data centers and defending the legislature’s decision to offer incentives so that Connecticut […]

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Wallingford Inland Wetlands commission approves Choate plans for building

Choate Rosemary Hall overcame one hurdle this week in its quest to build a 14,000-square-foot admissions building and 70-space parking garage on 6.5 acres at the corner of North Elm and Christian streets. At the commission’s February meeting, it also heard from residents concerned about runoff from the construction. “The project is more than just […]

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Tweed New Haven environmental study says expansion would bring improvements

A draft environmental assessment for Tweed New Haven Regional Airport’s proposed expansion project says extending Tweed’s runway and building a new terminal on the East Haven side actually would improve the airport’s impact on the environment. Among the EA’s findings, highlighted by airport officials, is that the project would reduce overall noise by shifting aircraft […]

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For Walk Bridge project, CT buys Norwalk property for $3.85M and begins demo of former IMAX building

In the latest phase of the Walk Bridge Project, the state Department of Transportation purchased a property about one mile from the bridge to act as a staging area. News of the purchase comes as construction to replace the 127-year-old bridge is expected to begin in full swing this spring, and as the state begins […]

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IIJA money starting to flow to projects

Funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is finally making it to projects, according to the CEOs of several major public construction companies. Additional federal money from the Inflation Reduction Act and CHIPS Act is also boosting the civil construction outlook, they said. President Joe Biden signed the IIJA in November 2021, and despite […]

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Developer planning 172-unit luxury apartment project in West Hartford buys former Children’s Museum property

The New York developer planning to build 172 apartments on the former site of the Children’s Museum in West Hartford recently paid $10.57 million for the property, as well as a small portion of the neighboring Kingswood Oxford School site. Developer Continental Properties bought the 3.96 acres from the Kingswood Oxford School – which has […]

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Divided Southington leaders approve tax break for Texas developer

Texas-based Anthony Properties seeks town approval for eight residential buildings, two commercial buildings and a clubhouse off West Street. The 41-acre property is in an enterprise zone, making the development eligible for a seven-year tax abatement. If the project is approved by the planning commission, Anthony Properties will get a 100 percent tax break on […]

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ThayerMahan cancels plan to redevelop Groton Heights School

ThayerMahan, a Groton-based marine technology company, no longer plans to redevelop the Groton Heights School property, located in the city near the Bill Memorial Library and Fort Griswold, as its headquarters and research and development center. The growing company, which is located at 120 Leonard Drive in Groton and has more than 100 employees, was […]

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Greenwich officials spar over new Central Middle School price during budget talks

The four-member BET Budget Committee is currently split on how much to spend on the new school; the question became divisive Tuesday morning after new design information was provided to the CMS Building Committee. The architect on the project said a new school would need to be about 20,000 square feet larger than first estimated […]

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Norwich selects East Hartford firm to oversee first phase of $385 million school project

The committee voted unanimously to hire Construction Solutions Group of East Hartford for $3.68 million as the city’s owner’s representative. The firm will oversee the applications for state reimbursement for the bulk of the cost, design and construction of the three schools in the first phase of the project. The group will review the project […]

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Owners of Stamford’s Lofts at Yale & Towne sue BLT, saying developers knew it was unsafe when they sold it

Manhattan-based GAIA Real Estate has sued South End developer Building and Land Technology, the city of Stamford and multiple other entities over their handling of the Lofts at Yale & Towne. GAIA bought the factory-turned-apartment building around October 2016 from BLT. Loft residents were forced to move out by the end of July 2021 after […]

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