Contact: Laurence Grotheer
August 30, 2012
State Senator Toni N. Harp (D-New Haven) today reported the imminent release of state funding for four infrastructure improvement projects in New Haven and West Haven. The funding will underwrite renovations at the Ives Main Library in New Haven, exterior restoration of the Superior Courthouse on Elm Street, remediation of what had been a CT Transit bus garage, and it will help West Haven advance its public transportation strategies.
Each item is included on the agenda for tomorrow morning’s meeting of the State Bond Commission and each is expected to receive final approval at that time, Senator Harp said.
“I’m particularly pleased to report news of the grant to the New Haven Free Library so it can complete renovations at the Ives Main Library,” Senator Harp said. “Once these renovations are complete it’ll have new space for exhibits and live performances to better serve and share with library patrons and the community at large.”
Senator Harp said another grant will help pay for the remediation and preparation of a former CT Transit bus garage on James Street so the state can more readily sell the property, and still another will finance renovations to the exterior of the Superior Courthouse on Elm Street.
“The City of West Haven will receive a grant to underwrite a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) District Master Plan, which will include an evaluation of the existing public transit system and preparations for public transportation going forward,” Senator Harp said. “The timing for this is excellent, because now the TOD District plan can include, and will include a transit hub in the form of the new Metro North train station.”
“I’m grateful to Governor Malloy for including these items on this month’s bond commission agenda and I look forward to the favorable consideration of these projects by other members,” Senator Harp added.
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