Development booming at Fort Trumbull in New London

A 200-unit residential complex is under construction by RJ Development + Advisors on Howard Street where Hughie’s restaurant was once located, and the city has plans to build a $30 million community recreation center at Fort Trumbull. The plans by Massachusetts-based Optimus Senior Living Group are scheduled to come before the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission on Thursday for a key site development plan approval. While these two projects could become the the first new construction on the peninsula, the RJ Development apartment complex was the first groundbreaking in the area covered by the Fort Trumbull Municipal Development Plan. The projects collectively total about $100 million in private investment, and all have come together within the past three years, though work to attract development has gone on for two decades.

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