Mayor Harp and the City of New Haven are pleased to announce that Perkins Eastman, an award-winning architecture and planning firm, will assist our community with the planning, design and strategic implementation of the “New Long Wharf”, a series of interrelated strategies to advance the responsible growth of this important business district. The goal is to support the social and economic development of the Long Wharf District through strategic focus on coastal resiliency, progressive economic strategies and community engagement - with assistance from Long Wharf’s thriving business community and residents of the Hill neighborhood.
More specifically, with Perkins Eastman’s specialized assistance, we will complete an overall “big picture” vision for the district which will be complemented by a strategic economic plan; new streetscape improvement concepts; and a transportation plan with more specific design work along Sargent Drive and landscape improvements to complement a revitalized Long Wharf Park.
This project is part of a larger grant from the State of Connecticut’s OPM to improve the Long Wharf District. Work already completed in the district via the grant include the state’s first cycle track and improvements to Long Wharf Drive’s 30-truck “Food Truck Paradise” area.
Companion efforts in the district include: • Coastal resiliency work at Long Wharf Park • Renovation and reopening of the Info Center • And Long Wharf’s signature project, the $40 million Canal Dock Boathouse, will be completed in 2018.