Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

March 29, 2022

Looney, Winfield Welcome State Bonding for New Haven

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney and Senator Gary Winfield announced that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve bonding for renovations at the Montessori School on Edgewood to expand pre-school offerings and improvements at the Farnam Neighborhood Center, and renovations at the New Haven Animal Shelter.

“I would like to thank the State Bond Commission and Governor Lamont for approving these projects for New Haven,” said Senator Looney. “This state bonding will help us put more kids in early childhood classrooms, bring much-needed improvements to a community center, and provide an overhaul to our animal shelter that is in need of repair.”

“New Haven’s children, community members, and animal community will all benefit from this round of state support,” said Senator Winfield. “Thanks to Governor Lamont and the State Bond Commission for this infusion of state funding.”

“These state funds we are approving for New Haven will help ensure that infrastructure for several valued resources in the city remain modernized and in a good state of repair, and I am glad that we can partner with them on these projects,” said Governor Ned Lamont, who serves as chairman of the State Bond Commission.

“These community institutions provide important services and supports to New Haven’s children and families, and the state’s investment will help each of them expand their mission and work,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker. “I appreciate the State’s approval of these projects for the Elm City.”
The State Bond Commission is expected to approve:

  • $2 million for improvements to the parking lot, building and pool in accordance with ADA requirements at the Farnam Neighborhood Center and Camp Farnam.
  • $2 million to the Montessori School on Edgewood for the renovation of 1377 Ella T Grasso Blvd to expand pre-school offerings.
  • $500,000 for renovations and improvements to the New Haven Animal Shelter including new HVAC, entry way and walkway improvements, and interior fixes. The full details of the restoration can be found here.

The Bond Agenda is set to be approved on Thursday, March 31.