Bridgeport self-storage facility at former North End Stop & Shop gets court-ordered zoning OK

Scott first sought the necessary zoning approval a year-and-a-half ago. Some residents, activists and elected officials, including Mayor Joe Ganim during his re-election campaign, publicly opposed the project and the appointed zoning commission rejected the application last June in a 4-2 vote. Scott sued in state Superior Court and won in March. The presiding judge, Dale Radcliffe, ruled that zoning commission members violated municipal regulations in refusing to grant Scott his special permit and ordered that body approve the self-storage facility subject to reasonable conditions. Scott has said the footprint will not change but his intent is to transform the existing supermarket structure. To that end he still needs to finalize his plans and obtain the necessary construction permits. He said Thursday he did not want to start that process prior to the conclusion of his lawsuit because his proposal was still up in the air.

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