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Monday, March 31, 2008

New Haven plans to reclaim its own botched urban expressway

Like Portland, New Haven, Connecticut also bulldozed vibrant downtown neighborhoods to make way for a big expressway in the name of urban renewal. Now, local activists and the city government are making plans to reclaim the long-lost city blocks. From the Tri-State Transportation Campaign blog:

"The proposal, developed by local activists and the City of New Haven, would redevelop the Route 34 Connector into a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of workforce housing, retail, and open space. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, Jr.’s Future Framework 2008 plan proposes to tear down the Rt. 34 Connector, restore the long-lost street grid, and reconnect downtown to Union Station."

You can also learn more on the Greater Greater Washington blog.

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