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Posted on in East Haddam/Topic: Planning & Development

East Haddam Planning and Zoning Agrees to Draft Denial of Zoning Amendment

EAST HADDAM — The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed Tuesday night to ask the town’s attorney to write a draft denial of a zoning amendment application that would have allowed the owners of the Banner Country Club Estates banquet hall to convert that empty building into an estimated 20 residential units. “I just feel if… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Lyme/Topic: Planning & Development

East Lyme Residents Voice Concerns About Development and Environmental Protection

EAST LYME — The many of the participants at a public forum on conservation and development voiced concerns that future business and residential development would negatively impact the quality of life in the town. About 45 people filled the room in Town Hall. “When I think of Niantic and Flanders Four Corners 10 years from… Keep Reading

Posted on in East Haddam/Planning/Stonington/Topic: Planning & Development

Zoning Change Allowing Redevelopment of Older Resort Properties Raises Opposition in East Haddam

EAST HADDAM — A large number of vocal town residents attended the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing Tuesday on a proposed special exception to change the town’s density rules and allow a developer to convert an empty 28,000-square-foot banquet hall into an estimated 20 or 22 residential spaces. The banquet hall, which was built… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Planning/Topic: Planning & Development

Towns to Complete Local and Regional Planning for Natural Disasters

In 2000, Congress passed the Disaster Mitigation Act to break cycles of destruction and rebuilding caused by natural disasters, the law required local government to plan for possible damage and mitigation long before it actually happens. Hazard mitigation, senior project manager Scott Choquette of Dewberry Engineers told a gathering of Old Lyme commission heads and… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Planning/Topic: Planning & Development

Regional Planners Seek $850,000 to Map Muncipal Boundaries in Connecticut

Officials from Connecticut’s Regional Councils of Government are seeking a state grant of $850,000 to create a statewide municipal boundary dataset that they say would help reduce costs for towns, inform emergency services, enable environmental and economic development studies, and open the door to more cost savings for maintaining mapping data. According Sam Gold, chair… Keep Reading

Posted on in In the Region/Topic: Planning & Development/Topic: Sewers

Charlestown’s Virginia Lee Offers Alternative on Shoreline Development

CHARLESTOWN, RI — Open space. Dark skies. Limited development. Good schools. Low taxes. How has Charlestown, a small coastal town packed into the crowded Eastern seaboard, blazed its own decades-long path of holding to its environmental values while also staying financially stable and attracting families to live there? And is Charlestown’s model fiscally and environmentally… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme/Planning & Zoning/Topic: Elections/Topic: Planning & Development

Planning and Zoning Candidates Draw Sharp Lines in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — In the last several weeks, three candidates for the Planning Commission and three for the Zoning Commission individually discussed their reasons for running and their goals for the town during phone interviews with CT Examiner.  Out of the eight total candidates across the two commissions, two Democrats and four Republicans responded to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Old Lyme/Topic: Planning & Development

Zoning Proposal to Double Setback Near Water Raises Questions and Opposition in Old Lyme

OLD LYME — Multiple town commissions and members of the public are expected to raise objections to a proposed text amendment to Tidal Waters Protection regulation at Tuesday’s meeting of the Zoning Commission in Old Lyme. The amendment would double the current 50-foot setback to 100 feet along coastal and riverfront properties. “Most, if not… Keep Reading

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