Town Green District strives to improve ownership values by making Downtown New Haven an internationally-competitive urban environment in which to live, work, learn and play.

Business Resources


public space improvements

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ambassador program

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Downtown Advocacy

A large part of creating a better Downtown is Downtown Advocacy. Town Green works with a multitude of partners, including The City of New Haven, to effect positive changes for the district, and New Haven as a whole. These areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Better citywide transit systems

  • Combatting the opioid crisis

  • Advocating for legislative changes in line with Town Green strategic goals & priorities

  • A return to two-way city streets

  • Transforming downtown into an Innovation District

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Town Green has definitely helped my business in many ways. Having a collaborative voice and people being able to come together, you need someone to foster that and Town Green does that for the City of New Haven.
— Kim Pedrick, owner of idiom & dwell New Haven
The Owl Shop has been an active participant of Town Green District’s Terrasse program since its inception in 2015, and we can’t say enough about the positive impact this program has and continues to have on our business, our neighborhood and the vitality of our city.

Creating Terrasses around our district activates and beautifies our streescape, enticing and inviting the public to patronize our restaurants and bars, creating a vibrant day and nightlife experience.
— Glen Greenberg, Owner of The Owl Shop
Town Green is great. They really go above and beyond to make downtown New Haven beautiful, safe and welcoming to both tourists and locals. As a business owner downtown, I’ve gotten to see firsthand how effective Town Green is. The ambassadors are friendly and responsive and can be seen everywhere cleaning and patrolling. The Terrasse program has been very beneficial to businesses and the area and makes New Haven that much more appealing. And I love the recent improvements and beautification of Temple Plaza!
— Deirdre Rifenburgh, Owner of Te Amo Tequila