New Haven Project Update – New Haven Independent Article Excerpts

Aug 7, 2017

Jul 20, 2017 – New Haven Independent Article Excerpts about the New Haven Project in New Haven, CT. 
A developer won permission to stockpile clean dirt in preparation for the cleanup and future development of a former Winchester Repeating Arms factory.
The developer, Double A Development Partners LLC, has plans to transform a 13-acre site formerly owned by Olin Corp, which bought out Winchester in 1931, into a yet-to-be detailed housing complex. But first it has to get rid of the contaminants that remain from the site’s former industrial life. And to do that it needs clean soil.
It won permission to do that Wednesday night in a four-to-one vote by the City Plan Commission. The commission approved a special permit that will allow the storage of 26,000 cubic yards of soil. That’s much more than the 500 square feet of outdoor storage that the developer is allowed by right. The soil will come from the site of a Yale science building which is under construction about a mile away on Whitney Avenue.
Double A won over commissioners who had worried aloud last month about the potential lasting impacts of a huge dirt pile in a rapidly changing neighborhood.
Brent-Anderson-Olin-commissioners-meetingDouble A Development principals Douglas Gray and Brent Anderson put in a personal appearances at Wednesday night’s meeting, all the way from California and Colorado, respectively. The meeting which was a continuation of a public hearing on the special permit that was carried over from the commission’s June meeting after neighbors and commissioners raised concerns about the fate of what will be an enormous — but,  according to the developers, temporary — dirt pile.
Anderson laid out for the commission a fairly aggressive schedule for utilizing the stockpile of dirt and tearing down remaining structures on the site, removing that debris and removing most of the contaminated soil on site and replacing it with the clean dirt. Demolition work is already underway and is expected to last about 70 days. The cleanup of the soil is expected to start in August and conclude by the end of the year. The clean soil coming from Yale will be needed to replace any soil that is removed.
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