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.
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Himes Welcomes Oregon Rep. Blumenauer for Discussion on Pro-Growth Transportation Strategy for Southwest ConnecticutJun 29th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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
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.
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.
“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 — 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
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
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
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.
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
“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.
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
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.
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
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
East Lyme – With the region facing a predicted 10-million-gallon-a-day water shortfall by 2040, the clock is ticking for cities and towns in southeastern Connecticut to start to address the problem. East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica, whose town has battled water shortages for nearly 20 years, said he wants to start working toward what
It’s become popular sport to deride the first decade of this century, the 2000-2009 years, as a downhill ride of terrorism, war and economic depression. But there’s one multisyllabic word that enjoyed a big comeback after decades of neglect. That word: infrastructure. We at least began to think about the physical systems that support us,
The town’s Energy Committee and Green Summit Committee have teamed up over the last few months to put on programs for Wethersfield residents and businesses to transform the town’s energy, environmental, and conservation future. via Wethersfield Conservation Challenge Update – Courant.com.
Mark Steiner is a little cautious and reserved when he talks about winning the bid for the former Seaside Regional Center property in Waterford, with its 32 wind-swept acres, sandy beachfront and cluster of historic buildings crying out to be saved.
WILTON — Ideas for transportation improvements in Wilton Center were discussed on Tuesday night at a Route 7 Transportation & Land Use Study meeting at the Wilton Library.