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Entries Tagged as 'Chuck Willinger'

Shipping Out Of Downtown, Zoners Back New Ferry Location In East End

April 15th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

It was a rocky process that included legal battles and prior site rejection, but the Bridgeport & Port Jefferson Steamboat Company that provides daily service to and from Port Jefferson New York, won approval from the Zoning Commission Monday night to relocate its Downtown terminal to Seaview Avenue across the harbor in the East End.

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Ferry Officials Face Rocky Waters For Proposed Terminal Move

January 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Chuck Willinger, the attorney representing Downtown businesses opposing the ferry terminal relocating across the harbor, characterized campaign donations from ferry executives to state and local elected officials, as reported by the Connecticut Post, “outrageous–bordering on scandalous.” The story implied the campaign donations may have helped secure support to move the terminal. Interesting observation from Willinger, a savvy […]

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Zoners For Ziti! Amendment Approved For Testo’s Restaurant

March 12th, 2013 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa is feeling merry today pounding veal for his restaurant customers. Despite heated opposition from North End residents, the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night approved a change to the city’s master plan of development based on an application on behalf of the Madison Avenue restaurant owned by Testa in a residential […]

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Snooze And Lose–Zoning Gaffe Paves Way For Shopping Center On Upper East Side

January 31st, 2013 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Dan Tepfer, CT Post: An oops by city officials has opened the door for a controversial developer to put a shopping center smack in the middle of a residential neighborhood on the Bridgeport-Trumbull line.

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Mulligan Stew For The South End NRZ

February 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Development and Zoning

The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone meets tonight (Thursday) 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center. The agenda includes “Democratic Town Committee elections” and “Revision of Bylaws.” Revision of bylaws? What could that mean, considering the previous heated meeting to consider a proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for […]

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Fox Blows Cork At South End Meeting For Proposed Halfway House–Fore! McCluster Wants A Mulligan

February 8th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Leave it to city resident Jim “Sonny” Fox to add a little excitement to a community meeting. A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone was debated Tuesday night at the University of Bridgeport. The benefits agreement guarantees […]

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Does Halfway House Proposal Have New Life?

February 6th, 2012 · 19 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A proposed “Community Benefits Agreement” between the developer of a controversial 120-bed halfway house for male offenders and the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone will be the subject of a community meeting Tuesday 6 p.m. at the University of Bridgeport Student Center faculty dining room. The benefits agreement guarantees a $50,000 charitable contribution if the […]

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