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Entries Categorized as 'Development and Zoning'

Deecken: Legalized Sports Betting Must Benefit Bridgeport Region

September 10th, 2018 · 28 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events, State Politics

Republican State Senate candidate Rich Deecken asserts it’s time to spread the wealth around via a comprehensive approach to gaming in Connecticut that currently operates under a monopoly controlled by the two federally recognized tribal nations that own Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.

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Lopez, On Behalf Of Aggrieved Homeowner, Wins Reversal Of Historic District ‘Fraudulent Application’

September 9th, 2018 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Following persistence and legal expertise by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez, the Bridgeport Historic District Commission Thursday night reversed an after-the-fact violation that led to the dubious installation of a driveway with a gate and curb cut at a house facing Washington Park. A certificate of appropriateness should have been obtained because the property […]

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State Official: New Harding Site Safe And Clean

September 7th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, Education, News and Events

From Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post: The lead, arsenic and petroleum-based chemicals have been removed or buried.

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When City Lawyers Must Buy Time, They Do This …

September 4th, 2018 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

… Reschedule a meeting because they’d be facing retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez–questioning the veracity of a city commission–backed by a state official who notified commissioners to do their job … so a notice is posted at the front door of City Hall. Lopez and a number of other city activists showed up to […]

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Engaging Community Input On Master Plan Of Development

September 4th, 2018 · 7 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

City officials are seeking community input about an updated Master Plan of Conservation and Development including upcoming meetings covering transportation, quality of life, economic development, arts and culture and housing. See schedule above. The city has set up a website, see here, with details about the process that takes place every 10 years to craft a roadmap […]

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Pet Poop, ‘Wild And Exotic Animal Acts’ And Commissioner Roach On Council Agenda

September 2nd, 2018 · 44 Comments · City Council, City Politics, Development and Zoning, News and Events

The City Council is back in action Tuesday night, following its summer-session hiatus, to consider a number of items including the reappointment of Danny Roach to the Board of Police Commissioners. Some council members have questioned the independence of Roach on the civilian review board when he works at the pleasure of the mayor. Roach, […]

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Lopezed! When A Commission Ignores The Rules, A Judge Steps Up To Grate The Gate

August 31st, 2018 · 40 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s Historic District Commission has been Lopezed. Some have been lasered, some tasered, some Lendered (paging Jon Lender, Hartford Courant) but nothing like an unpacking by retired Superior Court Judge Carmen Lopez who stepped up on behalf of former City Councilman Bob Halstead whose passion for historic preservation in the East Side’s Washington Park collided […]

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Newton Wants Developers To Hire 25 Percent City Residents

August 29th, 2018 · 108 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: includes ordinance language. East End City Councilman Ernie Newton says he’s finalizing language with the City Attorney’s Office to formulate an ordinance requiring developers seeking City Council approval on projects to make Bridgeporters 25 percent of the work force. What started initially as a resolution will be submitted as an ordinance. Unclear what force […]

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