LCI - Housing Code/Public Space

Open Issues: 383 Closed Issues: 1,980 Acknowledged Issues: 276
Watching issues created after: 2009-04-16

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  • 805 Whitney Avenue New Haven Connecticut - East Rock
    Neither we nor our neighbors can currently cross safely to Edgerton Park and Saint Thomas Church on the other side of the avenue. Cars are driving too fast for this residential area (no one is respecting the 25 miles/hour speed limit) and the next pedestrian crossings on East Rock road and across from the Eli museum are too far and no one uses them as a result. We have two children (2 and 5). We see old people, families, people with strollers and dogs cross all the time at this dangerous juncture. We very much hope the city can install a pedestrian crossing and slow down sign for the safety of all. Thank you.
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  • Willow St./ Nicoll St. Intersection (East Rock) New Haven/East Rock, Connecticut - East Rock

    Speeding down Willow St. as vehicles come off of I-91 is a major safety concern, especially given the vicinity of East Rock Elementary School and high volume of pedestrian traffic as you enter the residential East Rock neighborhood.

    Suggestions to reduce speeding:

    1) Speed Limit Signs Needed on Willow St. : Currently, there is a noticeable absence of speed limit signs, and none are posted on the east or west bound sides of Willow St. from the stretch from the I-91 exit ramp until after Orange St.

    2) Addition of Stop Signs at Willow/Nicoll St. Intersection: This busy intersection has been a magnet for car and pedestrian accidents for years, and the addition of east and west bound stop signs at the Willow/Nicoll St. intersection could be a quick and inexpensive effort to slow traffic, reduce speeding and hopefully mitigate future accidents. Note: There is currently a traffic light at Willow St./Mitchell Dr., but once past the light, vehicles speed on Willow St. past the Nash St. and Nicoll St. intersections.

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  • 890 Elm St New Haven, CT 06511, USA - Edgewood
    The white vacant house at 890 Elm St is being actively used for heavy drug use. Broken window in back provides easy access.
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  • Willow St./ Nicoll St. Intersection New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock
    As a major through road, Willow St. (specifically the intersection at Willow St. & Nicoll St.) desperately needs to be repaved and re-marked/re-striped! The road and intersection is laden with uneven pavement, divots and potholes, which are not only hazardous to vehicles and pedestrians, but also result in loud, unnecessary noise in a residential area, especially when large trucks and commercial vehicles speed down Willow St. The very worn out pavement marking and stripping at the intersection is also a hazard to pedestrians as speeding cars are not properly signaled that they are driving through a very busy pedestrian crossing area.
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  • Kimberly Avenue Bridge Between West Haven And New Haven - US Congressional District CT3
    The Kimberly Avenue Bridge connecting West Haven and New Haven is extremely dangerous and makes traveling between the cities by bicycle very difficult. The east-bound traffic heading for the I-95 on ramp treats the right lane as part of that ramp and routinely accelerates to 50+ mph. There is no shoulder, cars cut each other off to gain position, the lane is often littered with broken glass and in the winter, the sidewalk goes uncleared, forcing pedestrians into the road.
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  • 150 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT - Dwight

    Shaw's is closing all CT stores but has not found a buyer for the Whalley Ave. location. The New Haven region could really benefit from the opening of a year-round market inside and around the Shaw's shopping center (there is an enormous, underutilized parking lot there also). I'm not sure about the zoning so I'm hoping someone could check on that.

    The market could potentially provide year-round access to fresh produce and crafts, it could serve the city as a public space, and simultaneously help to sustain the local economy in these uncertain times.

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  • 259 State Street New Haven, CT - Downtown

    Since its opening in 2002, the New Haven State Street Train Station has served downtown New Haven in only a limited capacity and largely serves as a Shoreline East terminus for CT Commuter Rail. Metro-North trains only serve the station on a limited morning and evening basis, with no midday trains to or from Grand Central between 10am and 3:30pm, no trains arriving or departing after 6pm, and no weekend trains.

    The New Haven State Street Station is ideally located in downtown New Haven to serve the neighborhoods of Wooster Square and Downtown, which have seen significant increases in population in recent years. With the completion of the 360 State project, there are now also 500 public parking spaces available in a vibrant urban center directly across from the station, making it all the more accessible to commuters.

    With residential capacity higher than ever surrounding the station, and a growing demand for more public transportation options, it is time to bring Metro-North full service to New Haven State Street Station.

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/bring-more-trains-to-new-haven-state-st-station.html

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  • Entrance To Front St Off Middletown Ave - Chatham Square
    The entrance to Front Street from Middletown Ave/Rt 80 is a dump. It is an underpass filled with weeds, garbage, tags. It is dark, always, making it dangerous. And the fence, allowing anyone access to the river, is broken in several places. Isn't this DOT's responsibility? And what does this entrance say about our neighborhood - one which we are trying to revitalize... The new Q terrace looks great, but it is adjacent to a dump.
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  • 49-87 Union Street New Haven, Connecticut - Wooster Square
    Behind the small dog area of the Union Street Dog Park, behind the concrete wall in the back, there is an incredible amount of trash, old clothes, garbage, liquor bottles, and a medium-sized tent set up. Someone either is living there, or has lived there for a long time in the past. This photo is taken from above, looking over the wall.
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  • Chapel St & Depalma New Haven, CT - Wooster Square
    There is rampant speeding along Chapel St between Olive and Franklin. For the second time in the past week my wife and I have nearly been run over in the crosswalk exiting Wooster Square to DePalma. There needs to be greater traffic-calming measures along these blocks which is a heavily trafficked residential neighborhood - the one crosswalk at DePalma and Chapel is not enough. Police need to enforce speeding along this route (I saw a police car ignore an SUV run the light at Chestnut and Chapel recently). This is unacceptable. Residents of this area should not feel frightened to cross Chapel Street. There should be either more crosswalks with pedestrian signs, speed bumps, and greater enforcement.
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  • 375 Howard Ave New Haven, CT 06519, USA - Hill
    parish house behind church at Lamberton & Howard is operating an illegal rooming house. Housing code violation.
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  • The intersection at Court and Olive continues to be dangerous despite efforts by Traffic and Parking to resolve them. Every day, drivers ignore walkway almost running pedestrians over. City installed new "no parking" signs but drivers disregard them. This corner is dangerous. There was an accident there just last night.
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