New Haven Housing Authority Acquires Fair Haven Heights Properties for Mixed-Income Development

Date Published: 
March 26th, 2024

From BNN:

The Housing Authority of the City of New Haven has embarked on a significant redevelopment project, having acquired two key properties in Fair Haven Heights by the Quinnipiac River. This move, finalized on February 28 for a total of $1.42 million from Long Water Land LLC, paves the way for the construction of approximately 40 new mixed-income apartments, complemented by ground-floor retail spaces. The properties, located at 16 and 36 East Grand Ave, were previously appraised at a combined value of $680,000, signaling a strategic investment in the city's housing infrastructure.

Under the leadership of Karen DuBois-Walton, the housing authority and its nonprofit affiliates, collectively known as Elm City Communities (ECC), have taken a decisive step toward addressing the pressing need for affordable and market-rate housing in New Haven. The purchased properties, which flank the Grand Vin wine shop and include a commercial building currently housing Ziggy's Pizza Restaurant, signify a broader effort to rejuvenate underutilized city plots. DuBois-Walton expressed ECC's commitment to engaging with the community to shape the development's design and unit count, ensuring that the project benefits all stakeholders.

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