Interested in starting, expanding, or relocating a business in downtown New Haven? Retail Sq. Ft. @ Town Green District, is ready to help with information and referrals.

Retail Sq. Ft. is focused on attracting, incubating, and growing retail businesses to fill empty storefronts in the district.

Retail Sq. Ft. assists existing and prospective businesses with:

  • Up-to-date downtown market information.
  • Specific sites suitable for new business concepts.
  • Information on a variety of resource tools.
  • Referrals to refine business plans and merchandizing practices.
  • Guiding existing or new businesses through local permitting and development review processes

Why Downtown New Haven?

It all happens here - the downtown streets bustle with exceptional shopping and dining, the courtyards of Yale University host a never-ending intellectual conversation, and visitors never know if the next block will hold a Rembrandt, a piece of Revolutionary War history or the best pizza west of Naples.

Downtown New Haven is anchored by Yale University and the health care institutions of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the renowned Smilow Cancer Center. We are an impressive city, representing a major center for business activity, architecture, culture, entertainment, world-class research and education.

Economically, New Haven has responded to the worst recession of the post-World War II era with one of the strongest periods of business growth in decades. A wave of new construction projects continues to transform and revitalize the downtown and adjacent areas. Major projects include a $1.5 billion agenda designed to expand and integrate the downtown, where nearly half of the city's jobs are centered, and renew the New Haven waterfront. The effort has already remade downtown into a dynamic place for work, living, dining and recreation. Projects include 360 State Street, the 32-story, $190 million mixed-use project, which has added 500 new luxury apartments and a full service grocery store to the downtown and the relocation of Gateway Community College which opened in fall of 2012.

New Haven is a city which provides convenient access to education, the arts, entertainment and business. Restored historic buildings surround the easily accessible New Haven Green, a vibrant focal point for all kinds of downtown activities –including the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Concerts on the Green, and other multi-cultural events.

The City of New Haven’s 2011 population was estimated at 129,213 while an estimated 55,465 lived within downtown and its adjacent neighborhoods. New Haven is the second largest city, by population, in Connecticut and it is the seat of New Haven County. The County population, which is also the Census Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is 871,258. New Haven’s central Connecticut location has made it a natural transportation hub for converging regional commuter rail lines and the Interstate highway system. It is 1½ hours from New York City and 2 ½ hours from Boston.

If you are looking for the ideal business location, look no further than New Haven.


About Us: 

The Town Green District strives to ensure that you, your employees, customers, and clients enjoy a great downtown work environment thanks to the “power of the yellow jacket” initiatives, including Retail Sq.Ft., the Downtown Ambassadors, Public Space Management, InfoNewHaven.com and INFO New Haven Visitor’s Center.

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