Middletown housing complex ‘breaks ground’ with offering private money for minority contractors

With an official construction kickoff Tuesday in Middletown, Springside moved closer to becoming one of the largest new apartment complexes in central Connecticut: Plans call for 414 units. Middletown negotiated two unusual provisions when it granted tax breaks to developers PB Development and Harbor Group International. The companies agreed to earmark $1 million of the […]

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Connecticut Water Co. investing $60 million in infrastructure improvements this year

The Connecticut Water Co. will invest $60 million this year on more than 100 infrastructure upgrades and improvement projects, officials with the Clinton-based utility have announced. Connecticut Water, which serves more than 350,000 people in 60 communities in the state, will be replacing components of its distribution network that are between 40-and-100-years old. One of […]

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CT Children’s new $280M patient tower a linchpin in broader financial turnaround, expansion

The $280 million new tower, adjacent to the hospital’s current Hartford premises, has been in the works for several years. It will house several ambitious new programs, including a fetal surgery center that is expected to make Hartford a national leader in the discipline, a NICU unit with 50 private rooms, and state-of-the-art facilities for […]

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70-unit housing development pitched in West Hartford’s transit-oriented district

More housing could be coming to the town’s transit-oriented district via a 70-unit housing development proposed at 579 New Park Ave. Designs and plans submitted to the town’s Design Review Advisory Committee are preliminary but do indicate that the proposed building would be five stories in height, with the street-facing side of the building having […]

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Conceptual drawings show new Norwalk Walk Bridge, with shorter towers, state-of-the-art lift design

For the nearly $1 billion project, the existing four-span Walk Bridge will be replaced with a state-of-the-art multispan bridge, including 240-foot dual lift spans with fixed east and west approach spans over the Norwalk River. The bridge appears shiny and silvery in the drawings, with a tall vertical tower on each end. The structure will […]

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A developer wants to replace a Stamford office building with the city’s second highest tower

A proposal awaiting its day before the Stamford Zoning Board would knock down an office building in downtown’s Landmark Square to construct what could be one of the city’s tallest buildings. The Cappelli Organization — a White Plains, N.Y., developer with a footprint already in Downtown Stamford — would replace the existing structure, Landmark 3, […]

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$14M Bridgeport housing project dealt another setback

A $14 million housing project needed to help Connecticut’s largest city boost its stock of affordably-priced units has again faced a funding setback. For the second year in a row, Building Neighborhoods Together did not qualify for a state-administered federal tax credit that would cover around $1 million of the building costs for 44 apartments […]

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‘State-of-the-art’ Bullard-Havens to replace 71-year-old Bridgeport vocational school

Construction on the new Bullard-Havens Technical High School, a massive state-of-the-art facility designed to replace the existing 71-year-old trade school, has officially begun. The new building, which is slated to open in 2026, will be the first net-zero school in the state’s technical education system, an achievement officials hailed as a model for future vocational […]

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Bridgeport, CT airport authority seek operating deal for Sikorsky

The city and the Connecticut Airport Authority have formally asked federal authorities to authorize an operating agreement for the latter to run Bridgeport’s Sikorsky Memorial Airport. The sides have since been talking about reaching an arrangement for the CAA to run, but not own, the airport with a particular focus on relaunching the dormant regular […]

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$6.5M CRDA loan sought for $45.35M renovation of two historic state office buildings on Trinity Street

The Capital Region Development Authority is considering a $6.5 million loan toward a $45.35 million conversion of two antique state office buildings on Hartford’s Trinity Street into 108 apartments and a restaurant. The CRDA’s Housing and Neighborhood Committee, meeting Thursday, gave its blessing to the loan request from a development team of Philadelphia-based Pennrose and […]

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Architects for 3 Darien school renovations say the work will be delayed a month. Here’s why.

Renovations on three Darien elementary schools have been delayed a month for additional work and updated costs, sparking some concern for funding and timing for the upcoming school year. Originally slated to start construction in mid-July, renovations on Hindley, Holmes and Royle elementary schools are now set to begin in mid-August, though work is still […]

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Wesleyan planning new arts lab renovation, expansion

Wesleyan University in Middletown is planning a new arts center by renovating part of an existing structure and building a new addition. The project will take up university-owned space, mainly parking areas, at 177, 181 and 185 College St. The number of parking spaces would be reduced from 58 down to three. If the plans […]

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New Hampshire utility proposes transmission line from Canada to carry energy to New England

The proposed 211-mile, $2 billion Twin State Clean Energy Link would enter the United States in Canaan, Vt. It would be buried along state highways in Vermont and New Hampshire until it linked to an existing transmission corridor in Monroe that would carry the power to a new substation in Londonderry. From there the power […]

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Southern Connecticut State University completes $52.4M first CT-owned, net zero building

Southern Connecticut State University is in the final construction stage of its $52.4 million new building, ready for the faculty to move in less than two weeks from now. The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system is struggling with lower enrollment to the point it plans “devastating” budget cuts — including 650 faculty and staff […]

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Exterior work underway at Bridgeport’s Barnum Museum

According to the Barnum Museum museum website, the building, located at 820 Main Street, has begun a “major construction of the historic exterior.” The museum building has been closed to visitors since it sustained damage in a 2010 tornado. The Barnum Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and is dedicated to Barnum […]

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As New Canaan builds a new police station, here’s how their temporary location is taking shape

During its Tuesday Board of Selectmen meeting, the board approved $21,735 to install fiber optic cable at the Locust Avenue location and another $51,032 to relocate the dispatch center to the building. The police department is being moved while its headquarters at 174 South Ave. gets a complete facelift that could take anywhere from 18 […]

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Submarine Supply Chain Largest Barrier to Improving Virginia Attack Sub Schedule, Says Boykin

Availability of parts, not people, is the largest barrier right now to catch up with the delays in constructing Virginia-class nuclear attack boats, company officials at submarine builder Newport News Shipbuilding told USNI News. While work stoppages and worker attrition due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been cited as reasons for the delay in submarine […]

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Greenwich developer floats 10-story hotel next to Curley’s Diner in downtown Stamford

Wellbuilt Company, a developer headquartered in Greenwich with two projects already in Stamford, has filed a pre-application with the Land Use Bureau to explore building an extended stay hotel on the property. Preliminary designs include a 10-story building with 95 rooms and ground-floor space reserved for retail or a restaurant. Parking would be off-site in […]

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The safety violations in construction’s most iconic photo

Much has changed since workers building the 66-story, 850-foot-tall Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan posed for “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” in 1932, but it remains construction’s most iconic photograph. The OSH Act created OSHA in 1971, so this photo existed decades before any federal agency provided standards or cited employers for violations. Goss and Rank […]

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How DOT determined the Gold Star Bridge was safe to reopen after catching fire

Given the shock of the earlier plumes of black smoke emanating from the bridge, there was some surprise when two southbound lanes opened three hours later. Additional lanes opened the following morning, but the right-hand acceleration lane and pedestrian walkway remain closed. “The Gold Star Bridge was inspected by experts immediately following the crash, which […]

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Hydrogen company to expand facility in Wallingford

A Norwegian green hydrogen company recently announced plans for a “gigafactory” to be built in Michigan using technology that is being developed and tested at the company’s Wallingford operation. Nel Hydrogen makes devices that take water and split it into hydrogen and oxygen, known as electrolyzers, as well as making fueling stations. It recently announced […]

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East Hartford officials eye tax breaks, other incentives to secure Founders Plaza redevelopment

East Hartford officials are creating a menu of tax breaks and other incentives to secure a project demolishing chunks of the roughly 50-year-old Founders Plaza office park along the Connecticut River, and building back hundreds of new apartments, as well as retail and recreation amenities. East Hartford officials have been negotiating with an undisclosed developer. […]

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Old Greenwich’s Sound Beach Avenue bridge replacement complete took $2.5 million and a year of work

The $2.5 million project started in April 2022 and the roadway was completely closed to traffic for three months. After that, traffic was open to just a single lane. Officials from the Greenwich Department of Public Works and the Board of Selectmen gathered at Binney Park on Wednesday to celebrate the project’s completion. The bridge […]

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From a community center to roadway reconstruction, here are West Hartford’s major upcoming projects

The plan to build a new Elmwood Community Center that would include the senior center, a library branch, teen center and more began when the town purchased the former St. Brigid School at 100 Mayflower St. for $3 million in 2021. Last August, town leaders announced they would be creating a West Hartford Center master […]

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Baltimore wood-frame producer Blueprint has major CT growth plans with new Windsor facility

A Baltimore-based company that produces wood-frame construction products is planning to build a 450,000-square-foot production facility in Windsor, which it says will help ameliorate the multifamily housing shortage in Connecticut and beyond. Construction on the facility — said to be the largest North American industrial building erected entirely of mass timber — is expected to […]

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Bridgeport approves 177-unit apartment complex at shuttered Testo’s restaurant without public input

The property’s new owner is aiming to break ground in the coming weeks, and, according to City Hall, already received zoning sign-offs from municipal staff with no public hearing required. “This is major construction. Residents are not happy. They’re worried about environmental issues, the air quality, flooding, parking, the amount of people that will be […]

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How walkable is downtown Danbury? WCSU students find poor sidewalks and no ‘transit hub’

The WestConn students organized the roughly 1.5-mile walk last Wednesday afternoon to study walkability and transit-oriented development in the vicinity of the Metro-North train station on Patriot Drive. More than 40 people participated in the walk, which was organized with support from pro-home advocacy group Desegregate Connecticut. Observations made during her students’ walk audit appear […]

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Stamford Transportation Center renovations: Here’s what train riders need to know.

The Stamford Transportation Center — the second-busiest Metro-North Railroad station after Grand Central Terminal — will soon have a new $81.7 million, 928-spot garage to replace its existing one on Station Place. Looming over Interstate 95’s Exit 7, the gray structure might be the most visible, but it’s just one of multiple projects the transit […]

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Officials celebrate planned access road to new Norwich business park land

The city recently received approval of the grant from the state Community Investment Fund that will construct 2,700 feet of access road and install utilities running from Route 97 in Occum into the 384-acre Business Park North. The Norwich Community Development Corp. purchased the property in December for $3.55 million. The grant will build a […]

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Middlebury Neighbors fighting proposed distribution center at Timex Corp.

The town’s Conservation Commission has until May 23 to make its final decision on a controversial wetlands application for the construction of a large distribution center. On Monday, the commission met at the Shepardson Community Center to begin deliberations on the application after closing the hearing last month, a hearing that spanned five meetings and […]

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$36M rehab hospital on Danbury’s west side approved by CT: ‘Beds of this type are extremely limited’

Encompass Health Corporation, whose plans to build a $36 million 100,000-square-foot facility on Danbury’s west side were approved by zoning officials in May 2021, has been waiting for state approval of the Certificate of Need application it filed in August 2020. With its certificate granted last week, construction on Encompass Health’s new rehabilitation hospital near […]

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News Bridgeport’s building chief: Remington was ‘imminent danger’

If the city had not earlier this month begun tearing down parts of the blighted Remington Arms plant along Barnum Avenue, the crumbling East Side edifice, ruined by neglect, vandals, multiple fires and the elements, would have soon fallen in on its own, possibly injuring passersby. As head of the city’s building department, Kica, following […]

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This nuclear waste has been sitting in CT for 50 years. Could it finally be removed?

Earlier this week, the Department of Energy released its newest roadmap toward developing a temporary solution for storing the nation’s spent nuclear fuel — a process the agency now says will take between 10 and 15 years to complete. Without any purpose-built facilities to handle spent nuclear waste, operators of U.S. nuclear power plants have […]

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Middletowners look to High Line NYC for riverfront redevelopment ideas, Route 9 walking bridge

The High Line, a 1.5-mile elevated park full of lush greenery in New York City, could influence the city’s vision of creating a pedestrian walkway that would “float” above Route 9 in Middletown, reconnecting people to Middletown’s portion of the Connecticut riverfront. In 2021, Cooper Robertson of New York drew up the master plan that […]

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Berlin’s Steele Center taking shape, with two more buildings under construction

Tony Valenti and Mark Lovely of Southington-based Lovely Development and Newport Realty are building The Steele Center, a $17-million, 75,000-square-foot commercial and residential development, that will bring 70 market-rate apartments and several commercial storefronts to the Kensington Village area. Steele Boulevard is a new road that stretches from Farmington Avenue to the new Berlin train […]

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West Hartford’s first transit-oriented housing development is coming. Here’s what that means.

A five-story 150-unit mixed-use housing development could be coming to the former Puritan Furniture site on New Britain Avenue in Elmwood. If approved, the project — which has been called Elmwood Lofts in filing documents — would be the first to make use of the town’s new ordinance establishing a transit-oriented district in that part […]

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17 major development projects set to transform Danbury’s landscape for years to come

The city’s post-pandemic landscape is busy with development activity, from new car dealerships opening and proposals for hundreds of new apartments on the booming west side to commercial and residential projects slated for the downtown’s Main Street. “The diversity of these projects and the variety of uses is an indication of Danbury’s attractiveness as a […]

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CT’s highway system ranks 5th in national study, as per-mile spending rises

Connecticut’s highway system was recently ranked fifth in the United States in terms of its cost-effectiveness and condition, rising 26 spots from last year’s rankings, according to the 27th Annual Highway Report released by the Reason Foundation. While Connecticut’s improvement is due partly to a change in the methodology, it also rose in the rankings […]

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CHFA poised to approve $36.5M in loans for housing developments in Newington, West Hartford and New Haven

The Connecticut Housing Finance Authority’s Mortgage Committee unanimously endorsed $36.5 million in loans to affordable housing projects in Newington, West Hartford and New Haven Tuesday. The loan proposals include $3.17 million for the second phase of Massachusetts-based Dakota Partners’ “Cedar Pointe” development of a 7.7-acre former car dealership property at 550 Cedar St. in Newington. […]

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Orange-based Avangrid vows to restart hydro line construction after winning jury decision

Avangrid confirmed Wednesday it plans to restart construction of its planned New England Clean Energy Connect transmission line in Maine to tap hydropower in Canada after a jury verdict that the Orange-based company could proceed despite a 2021 voter referendum to block the project. It is a major win for renewable energy advocates in New […]

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Officials Kick Off 4-Year Construction at I-95 Exit 74, Lamont Talks Faster Rail

Infrastructure was the buzzword on Wednesday as officials pushed ceremonial shovels into the ground to kick off the I-95 Exit 74 reconstruction project that will realign interchanges, widen lanes and replace the bridge at Route 161. The $150 million project is expected to be completed in Spring 2027. Garrett Eucalitto, state commissioner of transportation, said […]

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Officials say exit project will bring ‘transformational’ improvements to East Lyme traffic

A group of local and state officials, from First Selectman Kevin Seery to Gov. Ned Lamont, stood in front of an excavator at the former site of the Starlight Inn Wednesday morning. Construction workers watched in their yellow vests and hard hats from the staging area that will become a northbound on-ramp and commuter parking […]

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Eversource Energy launches $12 million in Waterbury electric grid updates

Eversource Energy has started work on a $12 million upgrade of its distribution network in northern Waterbury, company officials said this week. The project, which will be rolled out in phases through 2025, got underway earlier this year, according to Mitch Gross, an Eversource spokesman. The first phase of the project will be completed by […]

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Bridgeport remembers 1987 L’Ambiance Plaza collapse

City officials gathered Saturday morning to mark the 36th anniversary of the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse. L’Ambiance, a 16-story apartment building, was being built using lift-slab construction, in which the concrete slabs are poured on the ground, then lifted into place using jacks. On April 23, 1987, a slab slipped and the structure collapsed, killing 27 […]

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Stamford High could get a state-funded synthetic field, but whether it’s safe is becoming a turf war

A plan to add a synthetic field at Stamford High School has received some push back because of environmental and safety concerns. The funding to install the multi-purpose field at the baseball field is not an issue. The State Bond Commission agreed to pay $3 million for the work. A letter from the Children’s Environment […]

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New York-based company relocating headquarters to CT, adding 100 jobs

A company that specializes in the design, manufacturing and construction of mid-sized and high-rise buildings in cities is relocating its U.S. headquarters from Brooklyn, N.Y. to Connecticut, state officials announced Monday. FullStack Modular will relocate its headquarters from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to 30 Edmund St. in Hamden, Gov. Ned Lamont and company officials said […]

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Maryland high-tech building materials manufacturer proposes Windsor factory

Maryland-based Blueprint Robotics wants to put up a high-tech factory in Windsor to produce building materials to serve the New England market. The company is proposing a 462,000-square-foot factory along with a 90,000-square-foot warehouse. If the Planning and Zoning Commission grants its approval, Blueprint would build on about 48 acres of former Culbro shade tobacco […]

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30 years vacant: Stamford developer looks to replace Dress Barn site with 198 apartments, retail

The vacant property fronting the Bedford Street parking garage has become a rare pocket of inactivity in Downtown Stamford as developers fill in the remaining gaps like puzzle pieces. Stamford-based F.D. Rich Company is seeking Zoning Board approval to build a 198-unit luxury apartment complex on the parcel, which includes an adjacent lot across Gay […]

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Canal Construction Finish Pushed To The Fall

Concrete has been poured and hard-hatted construction workers are busy on site, but the final downtown stretch of New Haven’s Farmington Canal Heritage Trail won’t be done until the fall — thanks to a mandatory break to accommodate summer camps in an adjacent park. That’s the latest with the ongoing construction of Phase IV of the canal […]

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$115M upgrades to Danbury drinking water quality are up for a public vote. Here’s why

Danbury needs to borrow $115 million to pay for upgrades to its drinking water treatment plants and its distribution system, and to comply with current clean water standards — including one new rule passed by the government in 2021 because of the health emergency in Flint. “Overall this administration is working with (the) water department […]

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THS project architects lead tour of construction site

A few months ago, the middle-high school project on Besse Drive was filled with piles of steel beams, trucks and ditches. However, the $179 million building project, which will have a new high school, middle school and central offices for the Torrington School District, is now taking shape. A recent tour with members of the […]

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NL harbor shakes the rust off

Kiewit Infrastructure Co., the construction manager for State Pier, is leasing the 15-acre former Thames River Apartments parcel from the city as a storage site for building materials. Deliveries of wind turbine components are due to start this month. Waste management removal improvements, tug repair, refurbishment of the public boat launch under the Gold Star […]

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Audit of CT’s hazmat program shows missing documentation

An audit of Connecticut’s hazardous materials cleanup program disclosed that more than a year’s worth of documentation was unavailable to auditors. The audit was part of Gov. Ned Lamont’s response to news that a federal grand jury was probing the state’s hazmat contracts, Connecticut’s school construction program and several other state projects that were overseen […]

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Building 208 apartments in downtown Danbury would decrease traffic, data says. Leaders don’t buy it

The project, known as The Legacy on Main has already been through the land use wringer once, gaining permission last week from the city’s wetlands commission. Blueprints call for the conversion of the existing five-story office building into studio and one-bedroom units, and the construction of a 70-foot apartment building in the parking lot with […]

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Norwalk charter school closer to opening after 5 year delay with promise of $2.1M from CT

The legislative Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved $2.1 million for the school as part of the state budget proposal that will be reviewed by legislators and the governor. This would be Norwalk’s second charter school. “The city of Norwalk is going to be undergoing a comprehensive school construction process for all of our public schools,” […]

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Branford announces plans for massive biotech park off Interstate 95

A Minnesota-based company is working with a Connecticut developer to create a sprawling biotech and life sciences park in Branford on a 120-acre site off the Exit 56 interchange, town and company officials announced Thursday. Plans for the project were jointly announced by town officials and developers Minnesota-based Ryan Companies and Henrich Partners LLC of […]

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Works begins on new Wallingford Police station

Work started recently to transform the former 3M office building at 100 Barnes Road into the town’s new police station. The town paid $1.8 million for the almost 10-acre property in July 2021. As an office building, it included a gym, a conference facility and a cafeteria. The total bonded for the purchase was $3.3 […]

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Yonkers Contracting Leads $77M Project to Replace Stamford Parking Garage

Yonkers Contracting Company Inc. started work on the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s (CTDOT) $77.2 million, design-build Stamford Station Parking Garage project in September 2021 to provide additional parking via a new facility and to improve services at the train station. The project is expected to be delivered this August. Development of the design-build project, via […]

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Hartford developer takes on transformation of antique Litchfield courthouse into boutique hotel

A planned $14-million redevelopment spearheaded by Hartford-based Lexington Partners will transform the building into a 20-room boutique hotel. Under the plan, the main second-floor courtroom will be converted into an upscale restaurant, accentuated by a rooftop lounge overlooking a portion of the town center and wooded hills beyond. With all needed approvals in hand, Lexington […]

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For sale in CT: Huge company headquarter that could be a senior living campus

The property has been owned since 2018 under a limited liability company controlled by Senior Living Development, whose principal Mark De Pecol is CEO of KindCare Assisted Living based in Fairfield. Senior Living Development acquired the property for just under $3.3 million, with the city’s most recent appraisal calculating a value of $3.9 million. Trumbull’s […]

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Danbury brothers approved to build $2.3M multifamily apartment building in New Milford

Danbury brothers Scott and David Benincasa’s site plan application to construct a four-story, $2.3 million apartment building on the property at 25 Church St. was approved at the Zoning Commission’s April 11 meeting. The proposed apartment building will have 18 units — six of which will be designated as affordable housing units, according to the […]

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Final State Pier cost remains unknown

Connecticut Port Authority Executive Director Ulysses Hammond, at a board meeting on Tuesday, signaled that the answers should come within “the next few weeks,” as negotiations with the key involved players near an end. He said he expects to call a special meeting of the port authority’s board later this month regarding the price tag […]

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Gales Ferry Neighbors Push for Buffers as Dredging Company Plans Expansion

Neighbors of a 165-acre industrial site on the Thames River being developed by a Massachusetts dredging and marine services company say they don’t want to stop the project, but want the company to compromise by leaving more of a buffer for their neighborhood. Quincy-based Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting applied to the Ledyard Planning and […]

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200-apartment project planned for downtown Danbury gets environmental green light

The approval by the city’s wetlands commission last week of the 208-apartment project for south Main Street sets up a public hearing on Wednesday before the city’s Planning Commission. Known as The Legacy on Main, the developer plans to retrofit the five-story office building at 30 Main St. into 48 apartments and to build a […]

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Heavy equipment training facility gets approval for former Meriden power plant site

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 478 asked the city for permission to use the 36-acre former power plant site for training programs in the operations and repair of heavy construction equipment and driver training. It currently operates a 13,000-square-foot facility on Cheshire Road in Meriden that will remain open. The Apprenticeship Training and […]

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Lamont tours housing boom in New London

Lamont toured the multiple housing development sites, totaling about 416 units, across the city to see for himself the housing boom taking place here. “More housing is being developed than ever before,” Lamont said. “People want to move to New London.” The tour started at the Garfield Mill Complex at 90 Garfield Ave. which will […]

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Norwalk’s old IMAX theater is dismantled brick by brick as massive CT train bridge project ramps up

For perhaps the most eye-grabbing demolition project underway in Connecticut, no one has a better seat to the show than Linda Vinci, whose Braach’s Flowers is across the street from the old IMAX Theater at the Maritime Aquarium. Work crews are dismantling the structure to make way for construction of a new train bridge spanning […]

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Torrington school ‘going up so fast’

Hetzler and Building Committee Co-Chairman Edward Arum said the project is running on schedule and within budget, and construction crews from O&G Industries and architects from Slam Collaborative are working well together. “The building project is on schedule,” she said. “The building is going up so fast. The weather has been perfect for the project.” […]

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Total crane count rises but commercial work dips

The overall number of construction cranes at work in major North American cities grew 7% in the first three months of 2023 compared to the third quarter of 2022, although cranes on commercial projects were down 20% for that same period, according to the most recent crane index from Rider Levett Bucknall. Despite labor concerns […]

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New Track, ‘Dislocation’ Necessary for High Speed Rail, Murphy Tells Chamber Luncheon

Boosting the speed of train travel along the Northeast corridor is a top priority, according to Sen. Chris Murphy, that will require new track and “dislocation” for communities along the rail corridor. Murphy made the comments at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday. Murphy said that of the […]

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Upcoming water main repairs on Greenwich Avenue will mean closed roads, less parking for a year

Aquarion Water Company expects to start repair work on the water line under Greenwich Avenue soon with the work likely causing intermittent road closures in coming months. Aquarion, through its partner Snyder Civil Engineering, expects to start work this spring and take a full year to complete. The companies have not specified when work will […]

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Senior housing project pitched for Windsor Locks

Owner and applicant Gary Merrigan of Windsor Locks-based M&L Development Corp. has gained approval to build 24 residential units at 64 South Elm St., for seniors age 55 and older called The Settlement at 64. The 3.1-acre development site is primarily vacant land except for one single-family residence. “It’s a great location,” Merrigan said, “you […]

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CT DOT begins work to remove stop sign on Route 9 in Middletown; site of 100s of accidents a year

Construction has begun on a $50 million state project to reconfigure a stop sign on the Route 17 on-ramp that leads to Route 9 northbound in Middletown to remedy a section of highway deemed one of the most dangerous in Connecticut. Aimed at reducing crashes and improving traffic movement, the Department of Transportation plan includes […]

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Challenges and high ambitions on display during tour of East Hartford development sites

Challenges facing the economically diverse, historically blue-collar town of East Hartford were not far from view Tuesday morning as Walsh toured two state representatives and a small clutch of journalists through several sites targeted for ambitious redevelopment projects. The tour began at the Silver Lane Plaza, a 22-acre site where two of three deteriorating retail […]

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See how New Haven’s cityscape has changed many times over as modern development begins to take hold

As one of the nation’s oldest cities — founded in 1638 — New Haven has changed many times and in many ways over the years. Among the areas of the city that have changed significantly over the past few decades are Downtown New Haven, the area around Wooster Square, the Dixwell Avenue commercial district and […]

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Strong School Sale, Tax Break Proposed

The Elicker administration has submitted a plan to sell Fair Haven’s long-vacant former Strong School property to a developer for $500,000 — with a 20-year tax break — to create 50 affordable apartments. Roughly five months after Pennrose, a national affordable housing developer, competed for and won the opportunity to redevelop the historic Fair Haven ex-school building, the city […]

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Here’s why Stamford’s Board of Reps denied BLT — the city’s largest developer — a $1M state grant

The Stamford Board of Representatives took an unusual action Monday, voting to reject a nearly $1 million state grant for environmental remediation on the South End’s old contaminated Blickensderfer typewriter site. The coalition cited a mix of concerns, including spending, corporate subsidies and animosity toward the city’s largest developer, Building and Land Technology. Though the […]

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New London celebrates future community center and $2 million in federal funding

New London has secured $2 million in federal funding for its future community center, officials announced on a sunny day at the Fort Trumbull site Tuesday. Mayor Michael Passero said the $2 million addresses a funding gap for the project. While the City Council approved $30 million in bonding for the project, which Passero initially […]

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Mental health in the construction industry

In industries like construction, where safety risks are present daily, taking steps to provide resources and support for individuals to take their mental health seriously is critical. According to a 2021 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 94% of workers in the construction and extraction professions have outdoor exposure, and 62.2% of workers in […]

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Amid funding uncertainty, CSCU eyes new $350M Hartford campus for Capital Community College

Capital Community College (CCC) is considering a new downtown Hartford campus, school officials confirmed to the Hartford Business Journal, as its existing space in the former G. Fox department store building at 960 Main St. becomes increasingly outdated and in need of significant repairs. Terrence Cheng, president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) […]

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Norwalk P&Z Commission approves sale of land to DOT for Walk Bridge project; ‘makes the site safer’

As part of the Walk Bridge replacement, the Planning & Zoning Commission voted to move forward with the sale of a piece of city-owned land to the Connecticut Department of Transportation that will be used for the $772 million project. The project — which has been in the planning stages since 2017 — is scheduled […]

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Developer eyes Bloomfield for a 522,000-square-foot warehouse

NorthPoint hasn’t publicly identified any prospective tenant or tenants for the facility, which would be built along West Dudley Town Road. But the Kansas City-based development company has a history of successfully leasing large distribution centers around the country, and currently controls nearly 150 million square feet of warehouse space in 15 states. NorthPoint is […]

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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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