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HUD Funds Help Restore Hurricane Sandy Damaged Seawall

Brewery Square Seawall nearing completion

Brewery Square Seawall under construction

As the parts of our nation begin the process of recovery from natural disaster, the city of New Haven, Connecticut is close to re-opening one of its local attractions that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Repairs to the Brewery Square Seawall, which overlooks the Quinnipiac River and is a favorite of local fishing enthusiasts, is nearly complete after several years of closure. The storm caused damage to the concrete walls and buckled the sidewalks, rendering the seawall unfit for use.

The City, via the Connecticut Department of Housing, is utilizing nearly $1-million in HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to repair the seawall, extend a sewer drainage pipe and repair the promenade. The seawall promenade boasts a broad new pedestrian walkway and picturesque views of the river. Brewery Square Apartments, a HUD-insured and partially-assisted multifamily development, is located behind the seawall. Residents of Brewery Square Apartments will benefit from a more walkable, resilient seawall.