New plans unveiled for old New Haven Coliseum site

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Downtown New Haven is getting a face lift.

The old New Haven Coliseum, torn down in 2007, will have new facility inhabit the property. Now we’re seeing some renderings of what is going in it’s place.

A New Haven firm was named as the lead architect in the redevelopment project Thursday. Newman Architects will work on the multi-use site.

The $400-million plans include several hundred apartments, retail space, a hotel complex and a public square in the middle. The state is chipping-in over $21-million worth of infrastructure improvements along with a $12-million bond from the city of New Haven.

“We are now in a very very positive place. Between Boston and New York we are probably the hottest city in terms of investment and people making from all around the city are adding to the strength of this,” said Matthew Nemerson of the New Haven Economic Development.

Construction is expected to begin at the site next summer.

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