$28 Million For New Haven Projects OKd

July 25, 2018

Rep. Toni Walker joined her New Haven colleagues in the legislature to announce that $28.7 million in critical state funding for 11 local initiatives and projects was approved July 25 by the State Bond Commission.

“I want to thank the governor for his continued investment in the City of New Haven and in the critical matters where we need help such as the parking garages, the schools and the Cornell Scott Hill Center, which desperately needs renovation. It’s important that we keep our cities vibrant and replenish those areas that have been worn down by time and usage, and maintain them so that all people in Connecticut can have access to services, not just in New Haven but in all the cities where they seek services,” Rep. Walker said.

The commission approved:

  • $10,000,000 grant-in-aid to Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Corporation in New Haven to assist with development of a new 52 bed, 43,800 sq. ft. Recovery and Wellness Center for substance abuse patients
  • $8,000,000 for flood control and shoreline rehabilitation at East Shore Park and Long Wharf in New Haven. Improvements will increase the resiliency of these areas through improved storm water management and will include the design and construction of new innovative living shorelines
  • $5,900,000 to provide a supplemental grant-in-aid to the New Haven Parking Authority for renovations, improvements and repairs to its unrestricted parking structures
  • $1,464,510 grant-in-aid to the Connecticut Children’s Museum in New Haven to assist with renovations and improvements to its facility. The project consists of exterior masonry repairs, window restoration, accessibility improvements, site improvements, interior renovations and new mechanical and electrical systems.
  • $957,063 for New Haven's Beecher, Rogers, Fair Haven and Truman Schools to assist targeted local and regional school districts for alterations, repairs, improvements. Technology and equipment
  • $850,000 for Amistad School for debt repayment
  • $850,000 for Elm City College Prep in New Haven for debt repayment. These funds are requested to provide grants-in-aid to assist Charter Schools with capital improvements and repayment of debt
  • $751,000 for the purchase of four parcels of Department of Transportation surplus properties adjacent to the Port of New Haven for maritime-related uses