Construction starts on Wilton Center pedestrian bridge

The town will soon have a connective tissue between the Metro North train station and Wilton Center with the construction for the long-anticipated pedestrian bridge starting this week. The project is expected to bring more walkability to the downtown area and look to boost the number of pedestrians shopping and eating in Wilton Center, especially […]

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July’s job gains ‘shockingly’ strong as construction adds 32K positions

The construction industry added 32,000 jobs on net in July, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, nonresidential construction employment increased by 18,300 jobs, with specialty trades gaining 10,300 positions. The nonresidential building category added 4,900 workers, while the heavy and civil engineering sector gained 3,100. While the overall job gains […]

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Lauretti: Artifacts discovery won’t delay start of Shelton’s Constitution Boulevard extension

The discovery of indigenous peoples’ artifacts will not significantly delay the start of construction of the Constitution Boulevard extension planned for next month, according to Mayor Mark Lauretti. Lauretti confirmed the discovery of the artifacts on what is known as the Churma property — the site at 55 Blacks Hill Road which was recently condemned […]

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Out with the old: Demolition begins on blighted Waterbury buildings

Demolition company Stamford Wrecking on Monday started knocking down one of at least three buildings that will be removed from the property in the coming months. A future redeveloper will decide whether a fourth building is taken down, said Tommy Hyde, interim director of Waterbury Development Corp. The site will retain the final building that […]

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Norwalk middle schools top list for new construction

Three of the city’s public middle schools top the list to next take advantage of the new reimbursement rate for school construction, officials said. Alan Lo, Norwalk’s building and facilities manager, said the city and school district have identified Nathan Hale, Roton and West Rocks middle schools as the next buildings needing to be reconstructed […]

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Hartford City Council considers tax breaks/property giveaways for two developments

City leaders propose to give four properties at the corner of Main and Ann Uccello Streets to a partnership of the nonprofit San Juan Center and apartments developer Carabetta Development LLC. Using these and four privately held properties, the partnership plans a $17.4 million project resulting in 43 apartments and 7,300 square feet of retail […]

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Sen. Murphy makes stop in Waterbury, envisions brighter future with funds

Murphy told city officials Monday he will provide as much support as possible for an application the city submitted in April seeking $24 million in federal funds from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program. The RAISE application is pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation. If approved, the city […]

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Centre Square Village, bringing retail, apartments along North Main Street in Bristol, set to break ground next spring

Centre Square Village, as By Carrier has called the structures, will extend north from the eastern corner of Hope Street and North Main Street, to border the nearby McDonald’s. Although recent plans were changed, city partnership with By Carrier has sought to add an additional floor and the redesigning of buildings to allow for more […]

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Plainville moving ahead with several projects

Town Council Chair Kathy Pugliese said that the town has put out RFPs (request for proposals) for remediation work to the former White Oak Construction building at 1& 63 W. Main St., next to the Municipal Center. The town also plans to utilize $100,000 of the $200,000 allocated to the police department from ARPA (American […]

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