New Haven Mill River District
Home to a diverse mix of businesses including food processing and distribution, precision manufacturing, and design and construction support, the Mill River District is a vital part of New Haven’s industrial economy. Working with the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven and the City of New Haven, Utile undertook a planning study of the area, investigating a comprehensive set of physical, regulatory and marketing strategies to enhance its economic vitality and prepare it for future growth. The vision includes consideration of pedestrians, cyclists and green space. Central to the plan is business retention, expansion and job growth. These ideas will provide a framework for redevelopment scenarios and streetscape improvements, and inform recommendations for land use changes, infrastructure improvements, and district-specific building prototypes.