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    River Street Municipal Development Plan

    The River Street Municipal Development Plan (“MDP”) is one of eight designated MDP areas in New Haven. The River Street MDP is being initiated by the New Haven Development Commission (the "Commission"), acting as the development agency designated by the City of New Haven ("City") and pursuant to Chapter 132 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

    The MDP advances a comprehensive revitalization program for the River Street section of the Fair Haven neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest industrial corridors. Upon full implementation, the plan will result in over 150,000 s.f. of new construction, adaptive reuse of buildings in the River Street National Register Historic District and new public access to the Quinnipiac River. A variety of public infrastructure improvements are planned as well. The City is proposing to use $10 million in new municipal bonds to support the plan. Additional project funding will be sought from state and federal sources and from private developers. View from the Quinnipiac River of 100 and 198 River Street The project area consists of 53 acres historically used for commercial and industrial purposes. In recent years, the blighting influences of vacant and underused land and buildings, outdoor storage and property neglect, have had an adverse impact on the viability of the project area. Approximately 41% of all space in the project area is now vacant.

    Click on the link below to check out current projects within this MDP area.

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    Contact Name: Helen Rosenberg

    Contact Email: hrosenberg@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-5889

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