Posts Tagged ‘ parking ’

New Haven planners approve 763-space garage along Route 34 despite protest

May 22nd, 2014 | By

The City Plan Commission approved a special permit for a large garage on a parcel along Route 34 as necessary to the success of the proposal, but it continued to bring opposition from some of the neighbors. The almost 5.4 acres will be the site of the administrative offices of Continuum of Care, an agency

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Op-ed: Is urban parking the symptom or the disease?

May 14th, 2014 | By

A recent set of studies from the University of Connecticut aptly describes the ills of urban parking and how it affects the landscape of downtown Hartford. Surface parking now covers 22 percent of the land in downtown Hartford, and “entire blocks have been turned from human-scale building fronts to expansive surface lots.” For more on

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Study: Hartford, New Haven Hurt By Abundance of Parking

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

Regardless of how hard it can seem to find a parking spot sometimes, Hartford and New Haven have built a lot more parking over the past few decades. But that can be a bad thing. A team of researchers at the University of Connecticut recently investigated the impact of parking policies in six cities across

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Connecticut DOT trying to help rail commuters find parking

Jun 10th, 2013 | By

Connecticut’s Department of Transportation is trying to help rail commuters find a place to park their cars. Under a new DOT initiative, commuters who are interested in buying available parking permits for the Bridgeport or Fairfield Metro stations may contact CTrides to learn more about parking options and pricing. For more on this story, visit:

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Tweed parking, drug rehab plans approved by New Haven City Plan Commission

Jul 19th, 2012 | By

Tweed New Haven Airport will land a new parking lot setup to “bring it into this century,” said one planner. The Tweed plan — to redo its parking lots, driveway and access — is part of an overall move to enhance runways and viability of the airport, which has had its ups and downs in

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Proposed downtown Stamford apartment tower hits parking snag

May 30th, 2012 | By

In the wake of efforts to promote smart-growth development, the city’s Zoning Board has begun reviewing a plan by developer Thomas Rich to build a residential tower in the heart of downtown Stamford.

FORUM: Too many parking lots hurts New Haven

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

A fear of too little parking leads developers to overbuild parking accommodations. Often, the parking lots and garages are privately owned, so sit empty much of the time. Whatever the reason for the increases in parking, however, automobile dependence is at the core, and the implications should be taken seriously. The best use of the

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