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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Lockhart'

MGM Pitches East End For Casino Support

October 21st, 2017 · 88 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Sharp dressed, smooth talking Uri Clinton of Las Vegas was there to spread the gospel of his employer, MGM Resorts International, and convert skeptics of its development plans for where this lower-income, minority neighborhood meets the harbor.

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Amphitheater Vote Delayed

October 19th, 2017 · 62 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It looks like a City Council committee vote on the amphitheater project proposed by concert promoter Live Nation and sports entertainment entrepreneur Howard Saffan will be delayed at least a week. If the development agreement is not approved by the full council in November it will referred to the new council that will be seated […]

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Less Tax Breaks Equals Less Power For City Council

October 15th, 2017 · 26 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: City Council members are finally getting something they have long sought: Tougher guidelines for the length of tax breaks offered developers.

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Narrow Window For Outgoing City Council To Approve Amphitheater Plan

October 6th, 2017 · 25 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

If the current City Council is to approve the Ganim administration’s proposal to convert the Ballpark at Harbor Yard into a concert amphitheater backed by a partnership of Live Nation and Howard Saffan who operates SportsCenter of Connecticut, it will have one remaining meeting in November, unless a special meeting called. A new council with new […]

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Free Parking Ends, Ferry Relocation Plan For East End Navigates Choppy Waters

September 30th, 2017 · 4 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post The terminal relocation is just one piece of an evolving city coastline, which begins at the Steel Point redevelopment where Bass Pro Shops and some smaller tenants opened over the past few years, and continues up Seaview Avenue to the re-opened Pleasure Beach peninsula. And if MGM gets its way, […]

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Spirited Hearing Over Proposed Liquor Store Expansion

September 27th, 2017 · 31 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Monday night’s zoning commission hearing turned rowdy with opponents to opening up more liquor store applications frustrated by process and a lawyer for the city promising police presence at the next meeting.

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In The Spirit Of Business Friendly, Zoners Consider Liquor Store Expansion

September 24th, 2017 · 23 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

The city is giving new meaning to saluting “business friendly.” The Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night will take up a “Petition of Office of Planning & Economic Development (OPED) – Seeking to establish a comprehensive approach to all establishments serving or selling liquor within the City limits excluding full service restaurants under Sec. 12-10 […]

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Public Hearing For Downtown Theater Redevelopment

August 29th, 2017 · 9 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

A City Council public hearing will take place Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m. in Geraldine Johnson School auditorium, 475 Lexington Avenue, regarding a Land Development Agreement between the city and Exact Capital’s proposed restoration of two Downtown theaters as well as construction on adjacent properties featuring more than 800 units of housing. The legislative […]

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