Elected Officials, Community Members And Business Leaders Celebrate Successful Downtown Crossing Vote, Discuss Project Next Steps
(8/7/2012) Elected officials, business leaders and community members gathered at the roof of the Air Rights Garage Tuesday morning to celebrate the Board of Alderman’s unanimous approval of new zoning for the entire 11-acre Downtown Crossing site, and the project’s first development agreement for 2.4-acres of land to be known as 100 College Street.
Mayor John DeStefano Jr., Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Senator Richard Blumenthal, developer Carter Winstanley, State Senator Martin Looney, and Gateway Community College President Dorsey Kendrick spoke at the event. Dozens of community and business leaders who have supported the project over more than 100 public meetings also attended.
Downtown Crossing reclaims 11 acres of land currently underutilized by the Route 34 Connector. The first phase of Downtown Crossing and the construction of 100 College Street are expected to generate up to 2,000 construction jobs, 600 to 960 permanent jobs, and millions of dollars in spin-off economic development activity at suppliers, restaurants and other supporting businesses in the City that will create and support an additional 2,700 jobs...
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