The New Haven Coliseum Redevelopment project will be one of the largest private developments in the history of the City, with approximately $362 million of private investment, and approximately $33 million in additional public infrastructure improvements. It will incorporate 1.1 million square feet of development on 4.85 acres of land. It is envisioned as a transit oriented, mixed-use, mixed-income, Smart Growth development that, once completed, will include 75,000 square feet of retail, up to 1,002 residential units, a 200,000 square foot class "A" office building, and a 160-190 room 4.5 star branded hotel and multi-functional center – all designed around a vibrant public square and community gathering place.
The project will create 35 to 40 new small to mid-sized permanent retail business opportunities and up to 25 seasonal incubator retail businesses, along with a mix of quality rental and for-sale housing options ranging from market rate, to low, moderate and workforce housing. In addition, the project will generate approximately 4,700 construction jobs and $303 million in labor income from construction jobs over the seven to ten years of project build-out. Most importantly, the project will generate approximately 2,800 permanent jobs at full operation, creating approximately $189 million in annual labor income.
LiveWorkLearnPlay was selected as the preferred developer by the City to transform this site into the exciting new development. LiveWorkLearnPlay has extensive experience resolving, repurposing, and repositioning neighbourhoods, projects and assets in order to deal with the realities of the challenging real estate marketplace. They have successfully completed many workouts and turnarounds and continues to focus its efforts to help clients resolve such challenges
The development represents Phase II of New Haven's Downtown Crossing project, which will remove State Highway Route 34, turning it into a 21st century urban boulevard that will reconnect Union Station, the Medical District and the Hill neighborhood to Downtown. This new connection is an essential component of the City's Hill to Downtown Plan to redevelop the area from Union Station to the Medical District and strengthen the nearby Trowbridge Square neighborhood; Phase II of Downtown Crossing will rejoin South Orange Street across the current Route 34 towards Union Station along an at-grade street for pedestrians, cyclists and automobiles alike.
LiveWorkLearnPlay is committed to working with the City, New Haven Works and other local and regional organizations to ensure employment opportunities for New Haven residents as well as the participation of local businesses and entrepreneurs in the project.