Where are we?

We are in New Haven, CT, on Ball Island, a small man-made island in the Mill River.

On the island, there is an abandoned power plant called the English Station. There is the ruin of a second one, called Station B.

Flip through the book to see site photos! ︎︎︎

The project seeks to reclaim this urban void as a space of potential: a new threshold to the Fair Haven neighborhood.

The site plan shows how Ball Island is a critical access point to Fair Haven—one of only two ways of entry from the west / Downtown.

The English Station is just one of many neighboring post-industrial sites. This project proposes a community land trust to collect the hidden potential in these sites and return it to the Fair Haven community.
Katie Colford
YSoA Fall 2020
New Haven, CT