Whalley Avenue Special Services District in New Haven CT was founded in 1983. It was the first Special Services District in Connecticut. With over 100 shops, boutiques and businesses it is a dynamic retail environment.
Special Services entities are independent, special-purpose governmental units that exist separately from local municipal, and special services authorities. They are formed to supplement services that may or may not be delivered by local governments. The services are usually security, street cleaning, business assists, block beautifications and marketing.