CEO Brown Joins City Leaders for Groundbreaking Ceremony

Monday, June 7, 2021

Gateway Community College’ (GCC) Chief Executive Officer, Dr. William ‘Terry’ Brown participated in a June 7th celebration and groundbreaking ceremony to mark the end of Phase 2 of New Haven’s Downtown Crossing project and the groundbreaking for a new 101 College Street building, a 10-story, 500,000 square-foot bioscience lab and office tower slated to be built atop the former Route 34 Connector.

In a press conference with New Haven Mayor, Justin Elicker, project developer Carter Winstanley of Winstanley Enterprises, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and leaders from the bioscience industry and higher education, Dr. Brown commented on the benefits of the development which will transform the Route 34 corridor from an expressway into several walkable urban boulevards and connect downtown New Haven with surrounding neighborhoods.

“The significance of this project, and its impact on our community is already evident,” said Dr. Brown. "This project not only facilitates access and navigation around the city, but also expands the possibilities for greater economic growth through increased employment opportunities and access to opportunity for the region’s college students.”

Dr. Brown also went on to thank Carter Winstanley for his longstanding support of GCC students through his work with the Gateway Community College Foundation to bridge the digital divide through the provision of multiple laptop scholarships.

Pictured: At the groundbreaking ceremony, Dr. Brown (second from left) joined by Dr. Joe Bertolino, President of Southern Connecticut State University (left) and Dr. Peter Salovey, President of Yale University (right) along with Mayor Elicker, Dr. Iline Tracey, Superintendent, New Haven Public Schools, and Governor, Ned Lamont.