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Zero Energy House Progresses Timetable to be Set for New Owner Selection Criteria 

Monday, June 13, 2016
The Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) reports that progress continues for the construction of the Zero Energy House at 499 Newhall Street, across from the Hamden Business Incubator.

“Since the groundbreaking, we have completed all of the underground, foundation and utility work. We are beginning to see the home take shape. Now is the time for us to begin the process of selecting a buyer”, stated Dale Kroop, Executive Director of the Hamden Economic Development Corporation.

The project will include a 1800 SF single family home with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It will also include an attached garage with a 600+ S.F. in-laws apartment. The home is considered a Zero Energy house because of the many energy efficiency features.
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New Collaboration Formed Between Realtors, Town of Hamden and the Hamden Board of Ed 

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Did you know that Hamden High School offers 19 AP courses - among the highest in the state, and that the DECA Entrepreneurial Program regularly wins state and International awards? Did you know that all Hamden Middle School students take pre-engineering, which helps set them up for success in high school science, engineering and math? Did you know that Columbia University experts work with teachers in our elementary schools to implement their highly-effective and research-proven writing program? These facts and many more were discussed over the last few months as part of a new collaboration begun by Dale Kroop, the Director of Economic and Community Development, the Hamden Board of Education and Residential Real Estate brokers.
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Centerville Lumber Site Redevelopment Takes Shape 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
After years of planning, the redevelopment of the former Centerville Lumber Site will begin in 2016. The property was recently sold to Jordan Properties for $1.8 Million. Steven Press from Press Cuozzo Commercial Realtors of Hamden represented the buyers and sellers.
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Program will Lower Energy Costs for CT Manufacturers 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and Connecticut Green Bank have launched a new campaign that provides manufacturers with an innovative way to lower their energy costs. The "Energy on the Line" program will provide supplemental funds to manufacturers who complete a qualifying green energy project using the Green Bank's Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program. C-PACE provides commercial property owners with 100% upfront financing for green energy projects where the energy improvements deliver immediate positive cash flow to the building owner. The supplemental funding (up to $50,000) may be used for any project-related expenses at the discretion of the recipients, thereby reducing the amount of financing required. C-PACE offers predictable, trustworthy energy savings projections. Through Energy on the Line, manufacturers will benefit from support from the Green Bank and its program partners in developing C-PACE projects that are custom tailored to their business's needs.
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Construction Begins on Dr. Robert Henry’s Medical Practice 

Monday, May 16, 2016
Hamden Economic & Community Development is proud to announce the start of construction of Dr. Robert Henry's Medical Practice at 3594 Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Dr. Henry will be moving from his current location at 3588 Whitney Avenue to 3594 Whitney Avenue, which is right across the street.
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GROUNDBREAKING FOR ZERO ENERGY HOUSE 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
On Friday April 29th the Hamden Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Zero Energy House at 499 Newhall Street, across the street from the Hamden Business Incubator. HEDC is a 501C4, tax-exempt corporation, which has completed extensive work in the Newhall area of Hamden.
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Two New Businesses Open In Hamden 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Hamden continues to experience significant economic growth. Hamden’s Mayor and Economic and Community DevelopmentDepartment are proud to report the openings of two new businesses Freskos at 2323 Whitney Avenue and Admire Dental at 2300 Dixwell Avenue! “We welcome these two new small businesses into our community and will do everything we can to help them succeed and grow“, stated Mayor Curt Leng.
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Property Revitalized into Apartments 

Monday, April 25, 2016
The 15 year long remediation and construction of the former Spectra-Strip manufacturing facility has been completed and turned into 41 affordable housing apartments, which include 38 one-bedroom apartments and 3 two-bedroom apartments. The vacant property covering 1.5 acres of land was abandoned and polluted for many years. The previous owners owed nearly $600,000 in back taxes before eventually given new owner ship and transformed into the apartments.
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Home Based Businesses Get Recognition 

Friday, April 22, 2016
Hamden held its first meeting of over 25 solopreneurs which included a turn out of all different business types such as law, lawn care, financial, college counseling and investment groups. During this meeting, the topics discussed included any other required permits, client advertising, marketing and financing and the valuation of personal property for tax purposes.
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Contractors Direct Moves To Hamden At 13 Hamden Park Drive! 

Friday, April 1, 2016
Hamden is proud to announce that Contractors Direct is moving their business from Milford to Hamden and will located at 13 Hamden Park Drive. The relocation will happen over the next few months. “We are very pleased to see good companies such as Contractors Direct stay in the region and move to Hamden. Contractors Direct will also provide decent jobs in a close proximity to public transportation and retail stores,” stated Dale Kroop, Direct of Economic & Community Development.

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