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.
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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.