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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Developer buys infamous housing site

NEW HAVEN — Almost a decade ago, the plan was to move out the low-income residents of the Church Street South project to less isolated quarters with access to neighborhood amenities.
It never came to pass.

But with the purchase this month of the 300 units by the Northland Investment Corp. of Newton, Mass., city officials are hopeful the prime property will eventually accommodate a mix of housing, both market rate and low-income, retail, commercial development and maybe even a hotel.

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