Lamont to propose millions for affordable housing construction

The Democratic governor is seeking $300 million in bonding for affordable housing construction, sources said, but roughly 40 percent of that involves previously approved financing for housing that was never spent. “We are going to continue to grow and expand on that,” Lamont said Monday when asked about his plans for affordable housing funding. “Housing […]

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Developer sues Rocky Hill over ‘illegal’ $10M hotel, restaurant denial

Developer Ron Lyman, of Sam Center LLC/REL Inc., filed the lawsuit in November just weeks after the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied his application for a special permit and site plan approval to allow construction of a four-story, 126-room hotel and 5,660-square-foot restaurant on the east side of Silas Deane Highway adjacent to […]

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Aside From Pushing His Transportation Plan, Lamont Says He Isn’t Considering Big Changes In 2020

At an event Monday in Bridgeport, Lamont said that aside from the transportation plan that he announced last year and is still trying to pass, he has no plans to increase spending, decrease taxes, or to announce any other sweeping new policies in 2020. Lamont said there’s a very strict spending cap in place and […]

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Lamont: Focus on upgrading existing train stops, not building Bridgeport’s long-sought second station

Lamont then clarified he was referring to the downtown train station on Water Street. “Right now our plan is to look at existing stations,” he said, adding later: “I want to make sure existing stations are up to speed, state of the art.” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced $2.75 million for the design in 2014 […]

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Tabacco & Son Builders Inc. are getting a tax abatement for buying former Mastrobattisto Construction Company building

The city will be giving Tabacco & Son Builders Inc. a tax abatement for buying 126 Burlington Ave. It formerly housed the Mastrobattisto Inc. construction company. The City Council at its January meeting approved the five-year, 80% property tax abatement for Tabacco. While the city will not be getting that tax revenue, it “will benefit […]

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Spinnaker acquires Hartford’s 55 Elm, nearby parking lots for $6.8M

Spinnaker co-partner Matthew Edvardsen said his firm is now designing plans to renovate the offices formerly housing the state attorney general, comptroller and treasurer for hotel, office and retail use. It’s also looking to build a mixed-use development across the parking lots with offices, shops, restaurants and housing in a project aimed at linking downtown […]

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Connecticut joins others in blasting regional power grid operator

Connecticut Attorney General William Tong is blaming New England’s regional power grid for continued high electric rates in the state, saying ISO-New England failed to follow a competitive bidding process as is required law. “Connecticut is plagued with some of the highest energy costs in the nation, and families and businesses simply cannot afford these […]

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Dixwell Plaza Plan Unveiled, Embraced

An ambitious planned $200 million redevelopment of Dixwell Plaza would bring a new performing arts center, banquet hall, grocery store, museum, office complex, daycare center, retail storefronts, and 150-plus apartments and townhouses to the neighborhood’s fraying commercial hub. The local team behind the project received nothing but praise from longtime community members who heralded developers […]

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House-Senate deadlock prompts postponement of tolls vote

Democratic legislative leaders informed the office of Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday that there will be no vote on a truck tolls bill before the General Assembly convenes its regular session Wednesday, despite assurances each chamber has sufficient votes for passage, said Max Reiss, the governor’s communications director. House-Senate deadlock prompts postponement of tolls vote

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