Could Be Fund PLUS

Open Issues: 18 Closed Issues: 4 Acknowledged Issues: 25
  • This Could Be...Acknowledged
    738-752 State St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Downtown
    This could be an inviting pedestrian link between new destinations in Nolo, September in Bangkok, and Boiling Soho—grounded establishments of Christopher Martins and D'Legna—and old staples in Goodfellas, L'Orcio, and Modern. St. Stanislaus is a beautiful church in the middle of them all, and Bradley Street Bike Co-op is a community hub. An art project for the walls of the underpass would liven up the area and bring the consistent foot traffic that these places need to thrive.
  • 711 State Street New Haven, Connecticut - Downtown
    We are a group of neighbors who want to paint a mural on the walls of the Trumbull Street underpass on State Street. The site is an underutilized threshold between two neighborhoods, and we believe that injecting color, light, and cleanliness to it will make it more used and loved. The proposed name of the project is "Colorful State".
  • 1079 State Street New Haven, Connecticut - Cedar Hill
    There's this part under the bridge that they don't seem to be using for anything - it's flat-ish, long, and low. I'm not sure what else it could be used for, but maybe a skate park? I don't think there's one on this side of town.
  • This Could Be...Acknowledged
    88 Canal St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Monterey Place

    This Could Be Scantlebury Skateparklet.

    From the application to

    "Our project is a skateboarding parklette built within Scantlebury Park, intended to use skateboarding to connect the New Haven residents with the Yale community in an equitable way. Historically, the two communities have been separated both physically and socially. In providing a new space at the apex of several New Haven neighborhoods and Yale’s campus, this project offers a new opportunity for these communities to come together. Moreover, it positions the communities as equals. The project would be a joint venture between Yale University (The Yale Undergraduate Skateboarding Union & Schwarzman Center) and citizens of New Haven and be developed by both Yale personnel and New Haven residents. "

    "Our project requires approximately 4,000 square feet of unused city land on Scantlebury Park. In addition, we will require a contractor and/or designer with experience in skatepark design and construction. We are currently working to gain the assistance of one or more members of the Yale School of Architecture to collaborate and assist on our final park design.

    Both the Scantlebury Park location and skateboarding culture hold unique potential for accomplishing our goals because they exist at the intersection of dynamic communities of place and of practice. The park is situated in Dixwell, one of the city’s more underserved neighborhoods, while also on the frontier of Yale’s campus. Culturally, skateboarding is the nucleus of a creative community that values design, painting, photography, film, music and entrepreneurship, along with athletic expression. Geographically and culturally, this project offers a community space with uncommonly low barriers to entry and many thereof. "

  • 64 Cold Spring St New Haven 06511, United States - East Rock
    Broken swing
  • 1062 State Street New Haven, Connecticut - East Rock

    A mural.

    Every year thousands of fish migrate up the Mill River each day to breed. This phenomena attracts a variety of gorgeous birds. We want to depict this under the highway bridge.

    The attached photo is an example of the work of the artist ARCY, that the applicants would like to work with. For local example see mural on the side of the Stack at the District.

  • 100 Greenwich Ave New Haven 06519, United States - City Point
    Dogs off leash everyday two little dogs. One white. One black. Poops anywhere it feels and no one picks it up. One dark grey pit bull roams the neighborhood also poops everywhere. Another neighbor walks dog on leash doesn’t pick up poop.
  • This Could Be...Acknowledged
    150 Munson St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Dixwell

    This Could Be A Little Library

    "We plan to build and install free book boxes (sometimes known as "Little Free Libraries"), stocked by volunteers and supported by the community, in various locations around the city."

  • This Could Be...Acknowledged
    State St New Haven, CT, 06511, USA - Mill River

    This Could Be a Welcoming Triangle With Signage and Landscaping

    "Use landscape architectural and signage to beautify this entry point to New Haven and litter "

  • 66 Church Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    Right across from Gateway, there's a big blank beige wall, that makes it a little less pleasant to walk down this block, especially at night. I think it would be a great spot for someone to propose a mural design and maybe the business or owner would want to kick in for it.
  • This Could Be...Acknowledged
    10-62 Humphrey St New Haven, CT, 06513, USA - Mill River

    This Could Be a Rainbow Lit Underpass

    "Humphrey Street is an important connection between eastrock and fair haven. The Mill River Trail crosses Humphrey and continues under the Amtrac overpass. This overpass is foreboding and inhibits connection between neighborhoods. The development of the Mill River Trail and District create an opportunity to remedy this uban blemish. We can change a scary dark underpass into a brilliant rainbow colored one. The project will take many colored led flood lights and mount them in the pedestrian lane. Ideally these will change according to a programed routine. We will encourage stakeholders to make improvements to the experience walking through the underpass. "

  • 27 Temple Street New Haven, Connecticut - Town_Green
    The Kelly House bus stop has an awesome overhang and name plate, but the area inside is pretty boring and unappealing concrete. Some cool lighting and/or a mural or paneling on the back could make this feel like a destination - and maybe make taking the bus more appealing for folks coming downtown.