West Haven could get new Allingtown library as plans advance

The site of the former Allingtown library on Forest Road was sold to a developer in July 2020, a controversial move that some in the neighborhood claimed was a decision that disadvantaged the working-class neighbors of the area — who used the building as a community space for seniors and youth — as a means of expanding the footprint of the nearby University of New Haven. John Galvin, president of the Village Improvement Association — the nonprofit that oversees the city’s library system — said despite the “hard feelings” felt by library advocates when the former building sold, he believes it’s time to move on and build a new library. Mayor Nancy Rossi said she supports a new Allingtown branch library.


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