West Haven awarded $2M brownfield grant for the haven development
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 28, 2014 — The city is receiving a $2 million state brownfield grant to clean up two contaminated parcels owned by the city and to prepare the sites for a large-scale development proposed by The Haven Group LLC. The funding was announced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Bridgeport and was among several grants awarded to various communities by the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of Brownfield Remediation and Development.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 18, 2014 — Mayor Edward M. O’Brien, left, pauses with Dino F. Ciaburri on Friday, Aug. 15, at The John C. Ireland Bandstand on the Green, the site of a benefit concert that Ciaburri is planning for 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 15, 2014 — Board of Education data entry clerk Cathy Panza, left, and her 9-year-old son, William, place an order at the Spuds Your Way food truck Thursday, Aug. 14, on the Green.
WEST HAVEN, Aug. 15, 2014 — The city will host a public informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St., for the state’s new Shore Up CT loan program, which aims to elevate shorefront homes in federal flood zones, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien announced recently.
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WEST HAVEN, July 28, 2014 — The state Bond Commission on Friday, July 25, awarded the city a $250,000 grant for a new bicycle path on Railroad Avenue and Frontage Road and a $110,000 grant for a new irrigation system at the Carrigan Intermediate School athletic fields.
“These grant awards will help finance infrastructure projects for enthusiasts of passive recreation,” Mayor Edward M. O’Brien said. “I want to thank our entire state delegation for obtaining this important funding.”
WEST HAVEN, July 24, 2014 — Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the city’s financial outlook Wednesday, July 23, from Baa1 negative to Baa1 stable. Moody’s affirmed the Baa1 general obligation bond rating based on $114.1 million in outstanding general obligation debt, the New York agency reported.
WEST HAVEN, June 11, 2014 — City officials have been in “very serious” discussions with renowned developers to launch perhaps the most ambitious and expansive development in West Haven’s storied 366-year history, Mayor Edward M. O’Brien announced Tuesday, June 10.
O’Brien confirmed that he and Corporation Counsel Vincent N. Amendola Jr. have been working with Sheldon M. Gordon and Ty Miller since December 2013 to bring “The Haven,” an estimated $200 million development proposal of about 100 high-end outlet shops and restaurants, to the city’s Water Street area as the anchor of the long-anticipated West River Crossing project.
“This large-scale development will offer a premier outlet center featuring the best, highest-quality stores of the world,” said Gordon, of Greenwich, who is in his 46th year of developing shopping centers nationwide.
Preliminary plans, designed by Studio V Architecture of New York City, chart the course of a 347,826-square-foot, mixed-use development that would incorporate the city-owned 105 Water St. parcel and several adjacent properties on Long Island Sound.
O’Brien said the city is in the process of negotiating the sale of 105 Water St., which requires City Council approval, with Gordon and his partner Miller’s company, Dallas-based Highland Park Village Associates, a developer of upscale retail destination centers.
WEST HAVEN, June 16, 2014 — Hundreds of well-wishers gather at Sea Bluff Beach on Captain Thomas Boulevard Sunday, June 15, for the dedication of the pink “Where Angels Play” playground built by the New Jersey-based Sandy Ground Project in honor of 6-year-old Charlotte Bacon, one of the 26 shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown being memorialized with ....