From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
A nearly 30-year effort to construct a shopping center on the city’s border with Trumbull got a major boost Tuesday.
Controversial developer Manuel Moutinho now appears poised to begin construction on a 22,500-square-foot shopping center on Huntington Turnpike, despite neighbors’ protests
In a 20-page decision, Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe dismissed an appeal of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of a change on zone for the 2.9-acre property from residential to office/retail.
“The question is not whether those directly impacted, the neighboring property owner, or this court, agree with the decision rendered by six commission members, the only question before this court is whether substantial evidence supports the decision reached,” Radcliffe ruled. “Substantial evidence supports a finding that the commission acted with the intention of promoting the best interests of the community, therefore, the decision is in harmony with Bridgeport’s comprehensive plan.”
Full story here.
See Judge Radcliffe ruling here.