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Zoning Overhaul Hearings Postponed; Criticism Aired

by Thomas Breen | May 17, 2017 7:32 am | Comments (7)

Thomas Breen photo Two hearings scheduled for a plan to dramatically change how New Haven makes major zoning decisions have been postponed, and the proposal ran into some initial public criticism Tuesday night.

The Legislation Committee’s proposed amendment to the zoning ordinance governing “Community Impacts” came under sharp criticism from members of the Downtown-Wooster Square Community Management Team (DWSMT) on Tuesday night during their monthly meeting at City Hall.

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Free Parking For Democracy—& Restaurant Jobs?

by Allan Appel | May 12, 2017 7:57 am | Comments (8)

Allan Appel Photo Say you want to attend a meeting at City Hall on the budget. Say you’re hesitant because parking’s always a hassle.

Good news: To make your attendance more likely, the city will set aside a number of meter locations for you to park nearby on Church and on Orange. Parking there won’t cost you a dime during prime time meeting hours, 6 to 9 p.m., on Monday through Thursday.

But is there any guarantee, as you drive up around 5:45, that the limited number of free spots won’t already have been taken — perhaps by one of the hundreds of restaurant workers who work near City Hall and the Green?

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