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Train Station Clash Erupts At Capitol

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 21, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (14)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Hartford — The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right.

The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.

State and city officials, along with a chorus of community activists, offered those starkly competing visions Monday at a state legislative hearing room here and in press interviews, as a dispute over the future of Union Station burst into public view.

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Zoning Overhaul OK’d

by Thomas Breen | Mar 13, 2017 12:01 pm | Comments (6)

Thomas Breen Photo Karyn Gilvarg and Tom Talbot of New Haven’s City Plan Department have been working on amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance that make it friendlier to mixed-use development: the idea that stores and apartments and offices can be mixed all together in dense city blocks rather than separated in specified districts.

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