New Haven House delegation praises start of Hill-to-Downtown project

May 1, 2018

The New Haven House legislative delegation applauded the groundbreaking of a mixed-use development project in the Hill neighborhood that is slated to become the centerpiece of the city’s renaissance.

Local leaders, advocates and contractors began work today on the first phase of the Hill-to-Downtown development project, which includes the construction of 110 apartments and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space.

“As we move forward with efforts to revitalize, reinvent and restore our urban centers, it is vital that we continue to support projects that unlock our city’s potential through the creation of new job and housing opportunities. This mixed-use building will become a flagship facility that will serve as the centerpiece of our city’s renaissance,” the New Haven House legislative delegation said. “The collaborative partnership between community stakeholders, city leadership and state officials helped turn residents’ ideas and needs into a reality. This project will be a pillar of the Hill community for generations to come.”

The project, which is being spearheaded by developer Randy Salvatore, will help revitalize the Hill neighborhood while creating new affordable housing and employment opportunities for residents.

The state allocated $5 million in aid to help finance the proposal. The Hill-to-Downtown Community Plan was made possible thanks to a collaborative effort between community stakeholders and city leaders.