Danbury renews hookup for power plant that’s become a ‘sensitive issue for thousands of residents’

Approved plans for an unbuilt 250-megawatt power plant on the west side that were in jeopardy because hookup permission to the city’s sewer and water system would expire came under criticism again by leaders who said residents are increasingly concerned about the project. “The residents are not sure whether this fits into their neighborhood,” said Rotello, a Democrat and the council’s minority leader. “As a representative of that ward, I have to take their concerns seriously.” But in the end, Rotello was outvoted by council members who said the project had been vetted and supported by city department heads. The technology campus received site plan approval from the city’s Planning and Zoning Department in 2020. The project also received a green light from the city’s Environmental Impact Commission.


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