Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

December 18, 2023

HARTFORD – Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Senator Gary Winfield (D-New Haven) welcomed over $10 million in state bonding to benefit New Haven. The funding will support improvements at Science Park and the Jenkin Waggoner Laboratory, infrastructure and housing development in Mill River, renovation at Edmund Cofield Preparatory Academy for Young Men, aid for the Glendower Union Square transformation, and downtown street improvements. The specific projects include:

  • $700,000 grant to Science Park Development Corporation for the identification, investigation, containment, removal or mitigation at the New Haven Science Park Tract A parcel in New Haven
  • $1 million grant for improvements to two greenhouses at the Jenkin Waggoner Laboratory in New Haven. Project consists of renovating the existing structures, address inefficient heating units, and for other repairs as needed.
  • $5 million grant to the City of New Haven to support property acquisition, public infrastructure, and housing development as part of the Mill River Municipal Development Plan.
  • $2 million grant to the Edmund Cofield Preparatory Academy for Young Men in New Haven for acquisition and renovation costs.
  • $1.4 million grant to the Housing Authority of New Haven for the Glendower Union Square Transformation Plan.
  • $500,000 grant to the City of New Haven to convert Chapel Street from York Street to Dwight Street into a 2-way street.

“We are deeply gratified to welcome this vital state bonding to New Haven, funding that serves as a testament to our commitment to economic development and social infrastructure,” said Senator Looney. “Governor Lamont’s support for these crucial initiatives underscores our collective dedication to enhancing education, housing, and community spaces to improve the quality of life for all New Haven residents.”

“The allocation of over $10 million in state bonding marks a significant investment in New Haven’s future,” said Senator Winfield. “This funding is instrumental in fortifying key areas like education, housing, and infrastructure, exemplifying our shared vision for a thriving community. Thanks to Governor Lamont for championing these essential projects that will positively impact the lives of many in our city.”

“These funds will go a long way in our ongoing efforts to strengthen New Haven and improve the quality of life for those who live in the city, including through increasing the availability of housing and supporting initiatives that boost economic development and job growth,” Governor Ned Lamont said.

“I would like to thank the New Haven delegation for its commitment to the projects approved by Governor Lamont and the Bon Commission today,” Rep. Robyn Porter said. “From the New Haven Correctional Center to the Housing Authority of New Haven to the Edmund Cofield Preparatory Academy for Young Men, the funding for these projects and several others will be of great benefit to our greater community.”

The Bond Agenda was approved on Friday, December 15.

Contact: Kevin Coughlin | 203-710-0193 |
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