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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Drawing A Curtain On Transparency

June 23rd, 2017 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, Uncategorized

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: A pair of development decisions being made in Joe Ganim’s City Hall will affect the city’s economy for years to come — and much of the nitty gritty work is being done out of the public eye by government insiders.

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Patience Expires, Future Of Parking Meters In Limbo

June 20th, 2017 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, Uncategorized

Oops. Days after Mayor Joe Ganim’s administration unilaterally reduced the Downtown fine and extended the parking duration to four hours for the automated meters following ear-splitting complaints, the City Council Monday night said hold on a minute, you need our authority and by the way we want an installation moratorium until we figure this out.

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A Majestic Development Plan For Downtown, Ganim: Main Street’s Bookends Of Progress Coming Together

June 20th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, Uncategorized

Declaring “We don’t look at what it is, we look at what we want it to be,” the managing partner of the Manhattan-based commercial real estate firm Exact Capital Group joined Mayor Joe Ganim and other officials Monday afternoon to announce a $400 million redevelopment of the shuttered and nostalgic Poli and Majestic theaters Downtown […]

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Groundbreaking For East End Market

June 19th, 2017 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning

State Senator Ed Gomes tonight will join members of the East End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark construction  of the East End Pop-Up Market & Cafe, 1851 Stratford Avenue.

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Theater Development Deal, Meter Maelstrom On Council Agenda

June 16th, 2017 · 5 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city’s “memorandum of understanding” with Manhattan-based Exact Capitol Group to redevelop the shuttered Poli-Majestic Theaters will be referred to the City Council’s Contracts Committee Monday night. Also scheduled for referral to contracts is a resolution presented by several councilors to terminate the contract with LAZ Parking LTD following controversy involving Downtown parking meters. Full council […]

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Ganim Selects Developer To Revitalize Closed Downtown Theaters

June 15th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Manhattan-based Exact Capitol has been chosen by Mayor Joe Ganim to revitalize the city’s shuttered Downtown twin gems. According to the company website “Exact Capital is a diversified real estate development firm built on more than three decades of experience (and) principally engaged in the acquisition, finance, development, and management of mixed use residential and […]

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Commencing Monday, City Will Amend Downtown Meter Regulations

June 15th, 2017 · 8 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Following a public outcry led by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, the city has revamped Downtown meter parking regulations including the length of stay before a transaction must occur and lowering of a fine from $40 to $25. The new policy starts Monday, June 19 at 8 am, according to mayoral aide Ed […]

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Practice Your Downward Dog And Downward Dem

June 13th, 2017 · No Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Attention political yogis. Along the Broad Street steps on Elm Street sits the newly opened Great Heart Yoga Studio within walking distance from many of the new housing units Downtown. The studio is a short walk from both City Hall and the Margaret Morton Government Center that house city offices. Hmmm, thinking this is a […]

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