New Haven’s many diverse neighborhoods could benefit from the creation of a citywide neighborhood revitalization center, says the Connecticut Main Street Center (CMSC) in a report released today.

The City of New Haven contracted CMSC to assist in determining the feasibility of implementing a neighborhood commercial district revitalization program. To build and sustain such a program, the City would partner with neighborhood leaders, stakeholders, and key institutions.

CMSC spent a week in March visiting a representative sampling of four neighborhood commercial districts: Grand Avenue, Whalley Avenue, Congress Avenue and Dixwell Avenue.  After this assessment, CMSC concluded in its report that New Haven does indeed have the capability to begin a revitalization program, utilizing the Main Street Four Point Approach™ to downtown and commercial neighborhood revitalization.  The report also outlined several next steps for the City to implement the neighborhood revitalization program.

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