Developers break ground on ‘Square 10’ project

Developer Clayton Fowler and New Haven city leaders recently broke ground on the first phase of what has been dubbed “Square 10,” a complex planned for the former New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum site at 275 South Orange St.

Arising on the lot in the first phase will be 200 new apartments, 16,000 square feet of retail space and 25,000 square feet of public open space. More housing is due to be built on the site in the second phase of the project, followed by a 200,000-square-foot medical lab building set to break ground in June.

Executives at North Carolina-based Ancora L&G are eager to break ground on the medical lab building as New Haven’s biotech cluster grows, said Peter Calkins, vice president of development.