Developer bets on mixed-use high-rise in downtown New Haven

07/27/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A new $190 million, 32-story high-rise is intended to help New Haven, Conn., overcome the social tensions that have plagued a city known as much for its crime rates as for its position as an intellectual hub. The mixed-use tower, which has a 400-kilowatt fuel cell to generate electricity, will offer some upscale and price-controlled accommodations, retail space and parking lots. "Residential development, not commercial development, is the future of downtown," said one Yale University professor.

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