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Entries Tagged as 'David Kooris'

Finch Hires New Planning Director

March 19th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch announced on Wednesday the hiring of Parag Agrawal as the city’s new planning director. He replaces the retired Michael Nidoh who occupied the position for more than two decades.

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A Mulligan For Parks Commission, Second Vote Scheduled For Rejected Solar Facility On Closed Dump

March 2nd, 2014 · 36 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

Two weeks to the day the Parks Commission unanimously rejected Mayor Bill Finch’s proposal for construction of a solar generating facility on the former landfill at Seaside Park, the board is scheduled to meet again for what the mayor hopes this time is approval of a 20-year arrangement with United Illuminating. The meeting is scheduled […]

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Grogins To Host Community Forum For Black Rock Gateway Project

January 25th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

State Rep. Auden Grogins will host a neighborhood forum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Burroughs Community Center, 2470 Fairfield Avenue to seek input on spending $500,000 in state funding for facade and streetscape upgrades along Fairfield Avenue. These  funds will be administered by the Black Rock Business District Development Program supporting private and […]

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Medical Marijuana Proposal Delayed

January 13th, 2014 · 73 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: City zoners Monday night delayed action on an application for a medical marijuana dispensary in the North End. Brian Lockhart, CT Post has more here. Background: A proposed medical marijuana dispensary is not receiving the welcome mat from several community leaders including City Councilwoman Michelle Lyons who opposes application for a clinic serving the […]

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Tracking For A New Train Station?

December 6th, 2013 · 26 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Keila Torres Ocasio, CT Post: Those traveling by train Thursday had first-class seats to the demolition of the interconnected Barnum Avenue buildings once symbolic of this city’s booming industrial past.

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P&Z Delays Action On Proposed South End Units, Hadley: Project Timing Ill Advised

October 1st, 2013 · 33 Comments · City Council, Development and Zoning, News and Events

UPDATE: Brian Lockhart, CT Post here The Planning & Zoning Commission met Monday night in City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda items included construction expansion of Black Rock School and Bridgeport Housing Authority petition “seeking a site plan review and a coastal site plan review to permit the construction of a mixed use community complex with […]

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Rebound For Magic Johnson Site?

August 18th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning

A surface lot adjacent to the Webster Bank Arena and Ballpark at Harbor Yard is often called the Magic Johnson development area even though the retired basketball star, now entrepreneur, did nothing with it following the hoopla of his 2007 proposal. In short time the economy tanked. Now city officials say interest in the property has rebounded.

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