Posts Tagged ‘ Development ’

Mountain Ridge condo proposal creates concerns about water run-off

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

TORRINGTON — A proposal to complete the second phase of the Mountain Ridge condominium complex has some downhill residents concerned about an increase in water run-off. There are currently 32 units in the development at 505 Harwinton Avenue. Twenty-five years ago, there were supposed to be a total of 99 units built in two phases,

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Yes to safety, no to sprawl: Route 7’s future takes shape

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

Eliminating remaining choke points, improving safety, and maintaining local character are three of the top concerns people have about Route 7, but perhaps the overriding sentiment is, “We don’t want Route 7 to look like Route 1.” Opinions flowed freely among the 60 or so people who attended a public information meeting on the future

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Residents concerned about CL&P plan to install overhead power lines

Mar 10th, 2010 | By

EAST GRANBY — A proposal on the Connecticut Siting Council’s docket of hearings, scheduled to allow Connecticut Light and Power to run high-voltage utility wires above-ground through East Granby along Newgate Road and through surrounding towns is one step closer to being passed. via Residents concerned about CL&P plan to install overhead power lines |

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Seeds of discontent sown over Shelton community garden plan – Connecticut Post

Mar 8th, 2010 | By

SHELTON — For more than four decades, Barbara Murzin has lived on Longview Road next to what was once the Klapik Farm. Several years ago when the city purchased that property Murzin thought it would remain open space forever, but now city officials want to turn a portion of it into a community garden and

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Company hired to complete Plan of Conservation and Development

Mar 4th, 2010 | By

Consultants from the Planometrics company will be paid $125 per hour to complete the work, which is expected to be done by the end of the month. The contract specifies that the fee for the work will not exceed $5,000. via Company hired to complete Plan of Conservation and Development – The Register Citizen.



$16 million makeover planned for Thompson mill

Mar 4th, 2010 | By

Thompson, Conn. — Town officials are considering ways to support a proposed $16 million redevelopment of part of the historic River Mill in the center of town. The redevelopment plan would transform 95,000 square feet of mill space into 76 one- and two-bedroom affordable housing units for residents 55 and older. via $16 million makeover

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Route 7 study group focuses on transportation, land-use patterns

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By

WILTON — Making changes so the community gets what it wants is the main goal and purpose of the Route 7 transportation and study group, according to Susan VanBenschoten, consultant project manager of the study group and chief operating adviser for Fitzgerald and Halliday Inc. via Route 7 study group focuses on transportation, land-use patterns

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Q and A: David LaBonne – Norwich Bulletin

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By

Sprague, Conn. — David LaBonne, vice president of Mattern Construction in Sprague, has been tapped to serve on Sprague’s new Baltic Mills Committee. The advisory board will provide recommendations to town leaders for development projects suitable for the 161?2-acre parcel that once was home to a large mill that was destroyed by fire in 1999.

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What’s going on in downtown Meriden?

Mar 1st, 2010 | By

MERIDEN – Planning on municipal downtown projects is moving forward, and the crumbling Factory H building could be demolished by this summer.Of the various projects highlighted in Mayor Michael S. Rohde’s “bow tie” development map, Factory H will receive the most visible attention in the near future. The map depicts the city’s major development efforts

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Connecticut Innovations balks at possible merger

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

Two bills would merge CI and the Connecticut Development Authority into a new, quasi-public authority, called the Connecticut Economic Innovations Authority. While the new authority would have many of the same powers and purposes of CI, its mission would not be as focused on the technology economy and venture investing. via Connecticut Innovations balks at

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After Plea, High-End Builder Awaits His Fate – NYTimes.com

Feb 28th, 2010 | By

The recipient of various awards from the Home Builders Association of Connecticut, Richard R. Girouard maintained a competitive edge by running an efficient operation, said Doug Milne, an agent with Kelly Associates in Darien. These days, however, Girouard, 55, has been forced to contemplate a different calculation: the number of years he could spend in

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Norwich mill poised for new future

Feb 26th, 2010 | By

Originally built between the 1850s and the early 20th century, the mill soon will have more modern touches, including a game room and resident movie theater. “Once construction really gets started, we’ll have no reason to slow down,” said Justin Stein, of the New Jersey developer Onekey LLC. “I’ll have residential and commercial tenants. And

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Bridgeport’s riverfront now … and what it could be – Connecticut Post

Feb 25th, 2010 | By

The Connecticut Post lists five sites clustered near the banks of the Pequonnock River as it runs through downtown Bridgeport that were studied in a “Renew Bridgeport” workshop — a workshop that brought 21 students from the ClimateDesign program at Technische Universtat Munich (TUM) in Germany to the city to design concepts for redeveloping the

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Bridgeport Neighborhood trust receives national recognition for Pequonnock project

Feb 25th, 2010 | By

Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust (BNT) received the 2010 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award for its successful work with the City of Bridgeport and the Bridgeport Housing Authority in completing the Pequonnock Replacement Housing Program, providing affordable housing to replace the former Pequonnock Housing Apartment complex. via Bridgeport Neighborhood trust receives national recognition for Pequonnock project

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Event: Visions for Connecticut Cities and Revitalization – conncoll.edu

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

Friday, Feb. 26, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., in Room 210 of Blaustein Hall, Tom Condon, editorial page editor for the Hartford Courant and editor for the weekly feature page “Place,” and Bruce Becker of Becker & Becker, one of the most important architects and developers in the urban revitalization movement, will discuss new

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$50,000 OK’d for Torrington downtown redevelopment

Feb 24th, 2010 | By

The Torrington Development Corporation took one step closer to achieving its goal of revitalizing downtown Torrington. The TDC was awarded a final payment of $50,000 from the city for the implementation of phase one of their redevelopment plan. via $50,000 OK’d for downtown redevelopment – The Register Citizen.



Can UI Go Greener On Grand? | New Haven Independent

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

As United Illuminating eyes a $64 million upgrade on Grand Avenue, city planners want to make sure the company puts in some trees and shrubs to spruce up a bleak industrial site. The United Illuminating power company is looking to overhaul its switching station at 520 Grand Ave. The equipment there is out of date

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Ridgefield’s ‘town plan,’ a map for the future, will be topic of Tuesday hearing

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By

The draft plan — well along, but not finalized — will be presented at a public meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 in the lower level conference room of town hall. One of many maps in the plan shows water resources. Green is public drinking-water watershed; violet is significant aquifers (underground reservoirs); white is

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New Haven Fuel Cell Wrapped In Red Tape – Courant.com

Feb 21st, 2010 | By

Bruce Becker has tried to do the right thing. That may have been his mistake. Becker is the developer of nearly completed 360 State Street, a 32-story, 500-unit apartment building in New Haven. The building, which will contain retail space and enclosed parking for 500 cars, is one of the largest residential buildings ever built

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NLDC to explore developer’s plan for village theme at Fort Trumbull | The Day

Feb 20th, 2010 | By

New London – A proposed residential development at Fort Trumbull would take its inspiration and style cues from the Greek revival architecture on Starr Street. via NLDC to explore developer’s plan for village theme at Fort Trumbull | The Day.