BETHLEHEM — Bethlehem is one of just three Connecticut towns still without zoning.
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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
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 — 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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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 stationsApr 11th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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
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 LinkApr 7th, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
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—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.
Drivers like Al Mele will be shuttling downtowners to this parking lot for at least two to three more years, as the city puts a hold on a major development at the former Coliseum site. The parking lot at State and George Street sits on the grave of the New Haven’s Veteran Memorial Coliseum, a
DEP Seeking Requests for Expressions of Interest in Redevelopment of Sunrise State Park, East HaddamMar 31st, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news
Seeking individuals and organizations to develop & manage a destination location Tours of Sunrise State Park on March 31 and April 9 The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is seeking responses to a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) for the creation of a destination location at the new Sunrise State Park in the
DERBY — A California developer is the latest to express interest in transforming the mostly empty downtown into a retail and residential destination. The Derby Redevelopment Agency recently voted to begin negotiations with the Eclipse Development Group to develop the land off Main Street that has been the subject of several proposals in the past
PLAINVILLE — Perron Road residents contended Saturday that town officials missed the forest for the trees when they agreed to clear and level a four-acre parcel as part of the purchase of Robertson Airport without public input. via Plainville residents argue against tree removal – The Bristol Press.