New Haven to realign lower State Street with ‘game-changer’ $5.35 million state grant

The city will use a $5.35 million state grant to realign and redevelop lower State Street from Audubon Street to George Street and open several existing parking lots for transit-oriented, mixed-use development, Mayor Justin Elicker announced, calling it “truly a game-changer.” “The realignment of State Street in this critical commercial and transit hub will help jump-start new opportunities for inclusive growth and housing, generate new tax revenue to pay for essential city services, improve safety for residents through traffic-calming measures, and improve connections to the Farmington Canal greenway,” he said. Lamont’s office created the Connecticut Communities Challenge Grant Program last year to fund a wide range of revitalization projects that improve the livability and vibrancy of communities throughout the state, with the goal of creating approximately 3,000 new jobs.

Share This Article: