Posts Tagged ‘ Development ’

New Milford POCD Praised

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

NEW MILFORD—Following some final recommendations from the public and a handful of 11th-hour revisions, the New Milford Planning Commission has unanimously adopted the first update of the town’s plan of conservation and devel­op­ment (POCD) in 13 years, a proposal that its chairman, Peter Eng, believes addresses the potential for future economic development and open space

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Hebron Seeks To Reshape Fortunes

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Development May Hold Key To Future Of CT’s Small Towns A recently installed road off Main Street on Route 66 in Hebron has been dubbed the “Road to Nowhere” by some townspeople. But to Bonnie Therrien, Hebron’s town manager, the road represents the first step inBonnie Therrien is juggling two roles these days — as

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A vision for downtown: Finding the common factor for Torrington

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Survey respondents, web comments and reader submissions all agree that downtown Torrington should model itself after either Northampton, Massachusetts or Blue Back Square in West Hartford or The Shoppes at Farmington Valley in Canton, but still keep the history and architecture of the existing buildings and refrain from building new structures. Northampton, MA has a

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A report on New Haven’s Route 34 East Urban Boulevard – Downtown Crossing

Jul 5th, 2010 | By

Downtown Crossing is part of a long-term civic effort to rebuild New Haven in the aftermath of urban renewal. Today, the below-grade section of the Route 34 highway between Union Avenue and the Air Rights Garage is a physical and psychological barrier between neighborhoods. The Downtown Crossing project will make the underutilized land area currently

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Town of Lebanon’s draft 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development released

Jul 3rd, 2010 | By

The Planning and Zoning Commission is pleased to provide you with Lebanon’s Draft 2010 Plan of Conservation and Development (“POCD”). The POCD is Lebanon’s vision for the coming decade and provides the framework for local decision making. The POCD is mandated by the State to be updated by the Planning and Zoning Commission every 10

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Weston’s Plan of Conservation and Development: P&Z looks to the future

Jul 1st, 2010 | By

On Monday, June 28, the Planning and Zoning Commission — by unanimous vote — approved a new plan that sets out the policies, goals, and standards for the physical and economic development of Weston.



Himes Welcomes Oregon Rep. Blumenauer for Discussion on Pro-Growth Transportation Strategy for Southwest Connecticut

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

On Sunday U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (CT-4) welcomed Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Chair of the Livable Communities Task Force, to Norwalk for a discussion with area experts on developing and implementing a pro-growth transportation strategy for Southwest Connecticut. Blumenauer is a nationally-renowned expert in smart growth transportation policies. “Transportation plays a major role in quality

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Plan for town’s growth and conservation faces hearing Tuesday

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

Striking a tone of thoughtful balance, the 2010 Plan of Conversation and Development reflects Ridgefielders’ deep ambivalence toward land development. via Plan for town’s growth and conservation faces hearing Tuesday | Ridgefield Press.



Coal contamination a wrench in the works in Naugatuck

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

NAUGATUCK — The contractor that has been working to clean soil contaminants from Parcel C, the 2.2-acre, borough-owned tract at the corner of Maple and Water streets, has run into an enigmatic problem.



Green Demolition Underway in New Haven

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

“Normally we demo and dump. Now we ‘deconstruct’ and salvage.” That was the key lesson builder Tim Washington learned from a literally hands-on and groundbreaking program in green demolition that the city is offering to small contractors.



Torrington could look to Middletown as an example for revitalization

Jun 28th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — As Torrington looks to revitalize a downtown that has seen business after business move away or close, the city could look south to Middletown as an example of how to revitalize. Middletown applied to the Connecticut Main Street Program in the 1990’s, was accepted and has received support from the organization to develop

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Bristol plans for development of new corridor

Jun 27th, 2010 | By

BRISTOL — In a rare example of preparing ahead of time, the city put a plan in place five years ago to try to make sure that the new Route 72 extension doesn’t become a commercial free-for-all following the same pattern that transformed Farmington Avenue during the past half century. A Route 72 corridor plan

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Views shared on revamping Rt. 34 connector in New Haven

Jun 25th, 2010 | By

NEW HAVEN — A highway extension originally designed to get traffic out of the city as fast as possible is being re-envisioned as a destination in itself, as a team of urban-centered experts look to reconnect neighborhoods downtown and reclaim some 10 acres. Interested citizens came to the New Haven Library Thursday night to add

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A Tough Spot For Bethlehem

Jun 24th, 2010 | By

BETHLEHEM—In the little town where residents still don’t want to formally adopt the type of zoning regulations and procedures that are standard across Connecticut, a plan that helped to prompt the latest land-use reckoning is proceeding. via A Tough Spot For Bethlehem – News – Litchfield County Times.



New Milford POCD Draft Applauded

Jun 18th, 2010 | By

It appears that New Milford’s updated plan of conservation and development (POCD), which has received rave reviews from some Town Council members, may be adopted as early as the beginning of next month following months of study and recommendations by an ad-hoc committee and the Planning Commission. via New Milford POCD Draft Applauded -  Housatonic

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Lamont wants to restore Conn. cities to their heyday

Jun 9th, 2010 | By

“Connecticut was at its greatest when our cities were some of the most prosperous cities in the country,” Lamont said. Yet, he said, he feels the state’s cities and suburbs shouldn’t have to compete with one another, and, if given a “level playing field,” cities can again provide plenty of opportunities for growth.



NU’s Collins part of US Green Parking Council board of director nominees

Jun 7th, 2010 | By

Boston, MA – The United States Green Parking Council (USGPC), a nonprofit organization encouraging new, alternative parking practices, formally announced its nominated board of directors on May 11, during the International Parking Institute Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event marked the launch of the nonprofit’s mission to provide leadership and oversight for

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‘Smart Growth’ Battle Rages in Connecticut Court

Jun 2nd, 2010 | By

Connecticut Project Pits North Haven vs. Developer; Issue: Is It Truly Smart’? Developers in Connecticut, including a subsidiary of luxury-home builder Toll Brothers, are watching a “smart growth” battle involving Indian Ridge, a stalled development project in the middle-class suburb of North Haven. via ‘Smart Growth’ Battle Rages in Connecticut Court – WSJ.com.



Regional planning organization meets Thursday morning

May 26th, 2010 | By

The South Western Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (SWRMPO), will meet on May 27 to discuss a transportation policy, programs and projects that concern the South Western Region. The meeting agenda includes: the status and reprogramming of American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding for the region, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and approval of the Metropolitan

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Done deal for downtown Bristol

May 26th, 2010 | By

BRISTOL — With congratulations all around, city leaders and the owner of Renaissance Downtowns Tuesday formally closed a deal that promises to create a new city center. It’s time, said Chairman Frank Johnson of the Bristol Downtown Development Corp., to “stop talking about what used to be in downtown Bristol and start talking about what

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