Danbury career academy won’t open in fall 2024; ambitious plan for west side school delayed at least a year

The new career academy-style high school and middle school that aims to accommodate 1,400 city students at a refurbished west side office park will miss its 2024 opening goal and be delayed at least a year. The reason for the missed opening date: Negotiations to buy the hilltop building on Apple Ridge Road ate up […]

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CT school construction program audit done, but questions remain

State officials released a highly anticipated audit into Connecticut’s school construction office late last week, but it is unlikely to alleviate all of the concerns about the multibillion-dollar construction program, which became the focus of a federal investigation last year. The 23-page report that was produced by Marcum LLP, an independent auditing firm, included an […]

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CRDA program will allow deep-pocketed benefactors to loan money to Hartford development projects

The Capital Region Development Authority has lent out about $150 million for private development projects over the past decade, like the $12 million it granted to RMS Cos.’ nearly completed 270-unit apartment building next to Dunkin’ Donuts Park. RMS needed $13.5 million from CRDA, but the agency wasn’t able to deliver the final $1.5 million. […]

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Meriden cannabis developer, OSHA settle after Massachusetts worker dies

Florida-based cannabis producer and retailer Trulieve reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration last month after a Holyoke, Massachusetts employee died from an apparent asthma attack while filling pre-rolled joints. Trulieve, which is building a cultivation facility on Kensington Avenue, agreed to undertake a study to determine whether ground cannabis dust is […]

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More Apts, Parking, Labs OK’d For ​“Square 10”

The redevelopers of the ex-Coliseum site won city approval to build 120 more apartments, 657 new parking-garage spaces, and a new 11-story lab and office building — all as construction of another 200 new apartments right next door has already begun — in the latest chapter of the planned overhaul of a former-arena-turned-parking lot into ​“Square 10.” That area, […]

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Middletown zoning board to consider $65M plan to build luxury dwellings

The Middletown Planning & Zoning Commission is hearing a proposal Wednesday for modified site plans which will allow for a “more luxurious and efficient” layout for an apartment building to be built on Newfield Street. The project was originally approved over a decade ago, with planning done by Middletown developer Glenn Russo. He then teamed […]

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North Stamford is less than a year from city sewers, but it will cost residents $8 million long term

Local water authority officials were able to give North Stamford residents more details on sewer improvements expected to break ground before the end of this year including the cost of phase one: $8.15 million, much of it financed by homeowners long term. The city’s Water Pollution Control Authority and the project’s structural engineers Tighe and […]

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Citing economic headwinds, developers want option to scale back 477-apartment development in East Hartford

Facing rising challenges in the economy, developers Brian Zelman and Avner Krohn are seeking an option to significantly trim an approved 477-apartment development at the former Showcase Cinema site in East Hartford. Zelman is principal of Zelman Real Estate. Krohn is principal of Jasko Development. The town has agreed to sell the 25-acre Showcase Cinema […]

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