West Haven moves to market previous Blake School for professional advancement

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West Haven City Hall photographed on Oct. 21, 2021.

West Haven City Corridor photographed on Oct. 21, 2021.

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WEST HAVEN — A former Tetlow Road college may possibly develop into a industrial enhancement following the town procured a condition grant to fund the elimination of toxins in aged, unused properties.

The Town Council voted unanimously to connect with for a community hearing about the possible sale of the former Blake University. The setting up ceased functioning as a university in the 1980s in advance of it grew to become administrative workplace house for the Board of Schooling when the district moved its offices to Metropolis Hall, the making was deserted and was afterwards marketed to the town.

Company Counsel Lee Tiernan declined to explore particulars following the council vote other than the developer getting eyed by the metropolis is “commercial only” without having a residential part and is “an expansion of an existing West Haven enterprise.”

In June 2021, the metropolis received $180,000 in state brownfield remediation grants to examine the extent of remediation initiatives required in 3 former town universities — including the former Blake Faculty.

Yet another a single of all those vacant colleges — the former Stiles University on West Major Street — has been reviewed as a internet site for a proposed hydroponics organization. Under the system, lettuce could be developed without having the use of soil yr round. The expanding house would be over a retail area for advertising the deliver and beneath a proposed 60 household models for growers who would live in the exact same setting up where they do the job.


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