Posts Tagged ‘ Development ’

Decade Brought Needed Focus On Infrastructure

May 24th, 2010 | By

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,

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Wethersfield Conservation Challenge Update

May 22nd, 2010 | By

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 –

Developer Wins Seaside Rights In Waterford Again, But Process Isn’t Over

May 14th, 2010 | By

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.

Group working to devise plan for Route 7 corridor

May 14th, 2010 | By

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.

Land-Use Talk in Bethlehem (Video)

May 14th, 2010 | By

BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem is one of just three Connecticut towns still without zoning.

Proper balance needed between environmental and development

May 12th, 2010 | By

Connecticut has long taken environmental protection seriously. Be it protecting wetlands, restoring tidal marshes, maintaining open space or regulating industrial emissions, the state has often been a leader. But Connecticut must balance protecting the environment with the need to generate economic growth and create jobs. On that score Connecticut has not done as well. via

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Deciding the future of Route 7

May 8th, 2010 | By

Planners, town officials and area residents are now looking at Route 7, running south from Danbury through Ridgefield, Redding and Wilton, to study the road and how land-use commissions and regulations can bring some human scale back to the asphalt and zooming cars.

Guilford PZC dumps 3 proposed coastal rules

May 6th, 2010 | By

GUILFORD — Finally giving an answer many residents have been waiting for, the Planning and Zoning Commission opted Wednesday to do away with controversial regulations proposed in four coastal communities. Planning and Zoning officials voted unanimously at a meeting Wednesday night to can three proposed regulations that caused an uproar last fall when they were

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Wetlands panel OKs demolition plan for Factory H

May 6th, 2010 | By

MERIDEN – Two major city projects – the demolition of Factory H and the redevelopment of Chamberlain Heights – received key approvals from the Inland Wetland and Watercourses Commission Wednesday. via Wetlands panel OKs demolition plan for Factory H | Record-Journal.

Newington long range plan stresses ‘small town character’

May 6th, 2010 | By

The Newington Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) is close to completing its long range plan, after holding a series of public hearings since last fall. There was a presentation of the current draft of the proposed 2020 Plan of Conservation and Development at the April 28 TPZ meeting. For more on the Newington POCD,

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Developer protests restriction on high density housing in Newington

Apr 28th, 2010 | By

A developer who owns property near the intersection of Fenn Road and Cedar Street this protested a decision by the Town Plan and Zoning Commission (TPZ) to discourage proposals for high density housing in that area.

360 State grocer may be co-op

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

Becker + Becker has been negotiating with national supermarkets to move into 360 State’s ground floor since mid-September, but the developer is now leaning away from housing a large scale grocery chain in favor of a community-owned co-op.

Guilford Plan of Conservation and Development Workshop

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

March 3 Report- ‘How Do We Want To Guide Growth?’ The second in a series of three workshops planned as part of the Plan of Conservation and Development update was held on March 31 in the Guilford Community Center to address the question “How Do We Want To Guide Growth?”

No firm plans for Stamford rail station replacement

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By

NEW YORK — State transportation heads are still weighing where and how to replace the dilapidated Stamford Transportation Center 800-space parking garage, and they have no timetable for pursuing their hopes of a transit-friendly hub there for surrounding developments, they said during a Connecticut Rail Commuter Council meeting held at Grand Central Terminal on Wednesday.

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Army Pays Middletown $2M For Cucia Park, Awards Building Contract To KBE Ventures

Apr 16th, 2010 | By

The U.S. Army has paid the city $2 million to buy Louis F. Cucia Park, a former industrial site that will house the Army Reserve’s new military training center.

Energy corridor moratorium lifted

Apr 15th, 2010 | By

The Maine legislature has lifted a moratorium on the development of energy corridor projects through the state.

Guide designed to help help local jurisdictions and planners develop strategies to create mixed-income, transit-oriented development around planned transit stations

Apr 11th, 2010 | By

The Mixed Income Transit-Oriented Development Action Guide is an online tool designed to help local jurisdictions and planners develop strategies to create mixed-income, transit-oriented development (MITOD) around planned transit stations. This interactive site was developed by the Center for Transit Oriented Development in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Housing

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Long Island Group Seeks to “Build a Better Burb”

Apr 10th, 2010 | By

Suburbia is not as built out as it seems, says a Long Island group that is urging for the redevelopment of the country’s “first suburb.” The Long Island Index launched the “Build a Better Burb” contest Wednesday to find the best ideas for retrofitting suburban downtowns.

Center for Housing Policy and the Metropolitan Planning Council Reports Cite Need for Housing-Transit Link

Apr 7th, 2010 | By

Coordination between affordable housing and transit is critical – and possible – say a pair of reports just released by the Center for Housing Policy and the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Falls Village Feeling Tower Frustration

Apr 3rd, 2010 | By

FALLS VILLAGE—A cell phone tower proposal is still causing static among local officials and residents, and the tenor of the conversation is an indication of the groundswell calling for some means of breaking the approval stranglehold that cuts communities out of the equation. via Falls Village Feeling Tower Frustration – Litchfield County Times.