Save the Townshends Estate
The historic Townsend estate on the East Shore is for sale for $2.25 million. Please join in asking the City to purchase the property so the residents of New Haven can determine the future use of the property. If the City doesn't act, we run the risk of a mega landlord purchasing it, or a non-profit buying it and removing it from the tax rolls.
In Westville the City made the mistake of not buying the Delaney's lot in 2014 or the Hallock's Furniture Building in 2010, and as a consequence the Delaney's lot has been empty for 7 years and the Church of Scientlology has left the Hallock's Building vacant and off the tax rolls for 12 years as it land banks the property. Don't allow the City to sit back and let the same thing happen to this property.
Please sign the petition and reach out to the Mayor's Office and your Alder and ask them to act now so the residents of New Haven can determine the future use of this prized property.