Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Village People Protest Development on Washington Street

Yesterday a group of village district citizens lead by activist blogger and Board of Education member
Ed McKeon used cross walks for 1 hour during rush hour from approximately 4:30 -5:30 pm at the corner of High and Washington Streets. The media is reporting the group wanted to create gridlock to show what they feel will be the potential impact on traffic if a proposed text amendment to the to the MX zone is passed by Planning and Zoning on Wednesday March 13, 2013. The text amendment allows for additional uses. Protestors carried signs with slogans like "No Wrecking Ball No Strip Mall","Kiss this House Goodbye", and "Mayor Drew You Bet On the Wrong Horse." One sign carried the phone number for Mayor Drew's office encouraging drivers to call and express their frustration. Four media outlets including a tv station covered the event, including Patch: http://middletown-ct.patch.com/articles/centerplan-find-other-land#photo-13639823
See all links below for more information and proposed text changes in their entirety at the City of Middletown website:

Planning and Zoning Commission
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:00 PM, Council Chambers
Public Hearing Notice

       Item 6.1 Text Amendment Section 44.08.45 & 60.02.41 (Mixed Use Zone)
       Item 6.1 Staff Comments- Part 1
       Item 6.1 Staff Comments- Part 2
       Item 6.1 Staff Comments- Part 3
       Item 6.2 Text Amendment Section 30.02 (Institutional Development Zone)
       Item 6.2 Staff Comments

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