Officials from New Haven gave CMSC a tour Monday of some key neighborhoods with the aim of expanding commercial development, particularly small businesses, reports the New Haven Register.  CMSC was hired to assess the economic potential of the City, focusing first on Dixwell, Congress, Grand and Whalley avenues.

During her recent campaign, Mayor Toni Harp often mentioned engaging CMSC to renew the activity along Dixwell and Congress avenues and boost development along lower Whalley to match that which exists in the Westville Village.  While Grand Avenue is further along in terms of organizing grassroots merchants, The City hopes to bring it to the next level.

Analysts assess economic potential of four New Haven neighborhoods