Posts Tagged ‘ Development ’

Groton Considers Developing Airport Area

Jul 16th, 2014 | By

Groton Town Manager Mark Oefinger knows airports are generally viewed as a positive thing when it comes to economic standing, which is why the town is looking to enhance the space around theirs. “We look at this as another tool in our tool belt,” said Oefinger. The town is pursuing the possibility of an airport

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Bridgeport gets $200K to clean up ex-Remington site for redevelopment

Apr 17th, 2014 | By

The state has awarded Bridgeport $200,000 to move forward with cleaning up the dilapidated factory at 60 Main St. in preparation for a groundbreaking. A spokesman for Westport Property Management could not be reached for comment. But David Kooris, Bridgeport’s head of economic development, said his office “restarted conversations” with the owners about six months ago, and

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Hartford presents development plan for Downtown North

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

Officials in Hartford presented final plans for the redevelopment of Downtown North, the area north of Interstate 84 and east of the Connecticut River in Hartford. The city presented the plans for the redevelopment of the area, which now includes parts of Union Station known as Downtown West, at a meeting Wednesday night. The meeting

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Development Chips Away At Connecticut’s Forests

Oct 17th, 2013 | By

Though more than half of the state has tree cover, the problem is the fragmentation or loss of core forests — large, intact woodlands. Since 1985, Connecticut has lost slightly more than 265 square miles of core forest to roads, subdivisions and other forms of development. The core forest land, as of the most recent

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Lush And Leafy Forests Will Need Protection

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

“Connecticut forests in the latter part of the last century and now are in about as good shape as they have been in two centuries,” said David R. Foster, director of Harvard University’s Harvard Forest in Petersham, Ma., and chairman of the board of Highstead, a forest conservation and education organization based in Redding.

Editorial: Connecticut Must Do More to Support Compact Development

Aug 5th, 2013 | By

Though Connecticut is well served by commuter rail, a new report indicates that only half of the communities with Metro-North station have land use regulations in place to maximize development around them. “Despite the seemingly obvious advantages of TOD, only about half the Connecticut communities along the Metro-North New Haven Division rail line have adopted

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Decision Expected Tuesday On Toll Brothers’ Cedar Mountain Development In Newington

Feb 25th, 2013 | By

After more four months of hearings, testimony and deliberation, the conservation commission will rule this week on Toll Brothers’ proposed 48-lot subdivision on Cedar Mountain. For more on this story, visit: Decision Expected Tuesday On Toll Brothers’ Cedar Mountain Development In Newington –

Norwich plan puts development where infrastructure is

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

Norwich – The proposed new plan of conservation and development calls for directing new development to areas already served with city utilities, public transportation, sidewalks and other amenities while preserving rural and environmentally sensitive areas. For more on this story, visit: The Day – Norwich plan puts development where infrastructure is | News from southeastern

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State ‘innovation hubs’ target growth

Oct 29th, 2012 | By

In hopes of spurring economic development, Gov. Dannel Malloy visited New Haven last week to announce a series of policies designed to foster new business growth and create “innovation hubs” throughout Connecticut. Malloy’s policies are part of the state’s Innovation Ecosystem program, which aims to grow the Connecticut economy through an array of financial, technical

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State Rep. Elaine O’Brien: Development of comprehensive energy strategy is the right call for Connecticut – Opinion

Oct 16th, 2012 | By

By State Rep. ELAINE O’BRIEN, (D-East Granby/Suffield/Windsor) The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment Protection is currently in the process of developing what has been labeled the first-ever Comprehensive Energy Strategy for our state. The challenge is to assess energy issues that affect our businesses, industry and residential users. The development of a comprehensive strategy

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Farm boom is great, if we can keep enough land in agriculture

Sep 5th, 2012 | By

In Rocky Hill, a developer has proposed a 35-lot subdivision on what was a family farm. At the same time, the town council has put a referendum question on the November ballot that would allow officials to borrow up to $10 million to acquire open space and preserve farmland.

Hugh Bailey: For Bridgeport’s future, it’s development or nothing

Jul 14th, 2012 | By

It is, when you think about it, a pretty convoluted way of doing things. Bridgeport has needs. To help, the government spends millions of dollars bringing a business to the city in hopes that it will attract more businesses and, eventually, higher-income residents. Those people and businesses will pay taxes, easing the burden on current

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Southington Building a Plan for Future Development

Jul 5th, 2012 | By

After more than decade of discussions, the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission appears poised to set a plan in motion for the development of the West Street corridor. via Building a Plan for Future Development – Southington, CT Patch.

‘Walkability’ seen askey development focus

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

STAMFORD — Densely developed urban centers as well as spread-out suburbs will falter if urban planners neglect a better balance between automobile traffic, transit, and pedestrians, Regional Plan Association President David Kooris said. For more on this story, visit: ‘Walkability’ seen askey development focus – StamfordAdvocate.

Developers target intervenor rules: Vital environmental protection or sign of anti-business climate?

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

Developers and other business interests are gearing up for a legislative fight in an attempt to change one of Connecticut’s key environmental protection laws that they say is being abused and makes the state one of the most unfriendly places to do business. The law, known as 22a-19, is part of the landmark Connecticut Environmental

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New Haven is coming alive | Tom Condon,

Feb 15th, 2012 | By

I had lunch with former New Haven Mayor Richard C. Lee about a decade ago, not long before he went to that last fundraiser in the sky. Talk turned to the city’s much-publicized urban renewal efforts of the 1950s and ’60s. I asked why the program failed. “Because it stopped,” he said, emphatically. Well Dick,

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‘Year of the Turtle’ is over (update)

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

We have 12 different turtle species native to Connecticut, out of 328 species known worldwide, the Hartford Courant reports. But the Connecticut’s “Year of the Turtle” is over. The joint campaign by the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection and Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation has come to an end. Click on this environmental headline to read more about what you might have missed during the Year of the Turtle.

Smart Development is Key to Growth, Preserving Character

Dec 18th, 2011 | By

Residents want reassurance new development will be sustainable over time without having a dramatic impact on the character of their towns. Smaller local businesses feel they should be supported and larger corporations should be kept at bay. Governments are facing an epic struggle to attract sustainable businesses in the face of declining tax rolls. And

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Concern Over ‘Green’ Land Use Proposal

Nov 30th, 2011 | By

If approved, the so-called “Green Area restrictions” would mean that lots of 7,500 square feet must leave 35 percent of that space unpaved and undeveloped. Advocates of the restrictions say they’re designed to yield a “greener” Greenwich, and that preserving open space—even in small pockets—boosts property values. For more on this story, visit: Concern Over

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5 agencies collaborating on regional development plan

Nov 21st, 2011 | By

Three regional planning councils and two agencies focused on jobs and housing are collaborating on a regional development plan for New London and Windham counties. Six cities have been identified as central to the plan — Killingly, Norwich, Putnam, Windham, Groton and New London — along with 41 towns, plus the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan

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