The controversial proposal to create a “fueling station” next to the Stop & Shop in Parkville was referred by City Council to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Planning and Economic Development Committee.
There will be a hearing at the January 22, 2013 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. This meeting will begin at 5pm in the Plaza Level Conference Room at 260 Constitution Plaza.
The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously denied the request for a special permit that would have allowed for installation of a changeable electronic billboard at 15 Flower Street. It is expected that the Courant will ask to install a static sign in that same location.
Tonight is the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, along with public hearing, regarding — among other things — a request for a special permit to install a changeable electronic billboard in sight of an already congested segment of I-84.
The full PZC staff report is available to the public, but there are several key factors missing from the report. In it, there is no mention of the busway, which will be adjacent to the parking lot in which this sign would be constructed. Continue reading 'Billboard Proposal Does Not Account for Busway'»
The Hartford Courant is seeking a variance to install an electronic billboard on its building. The company has applied for a special permit for the changeable electronic billboard at 15 Flower Street.
Such signs are widely considered to be a blight presenting safety concerns as the flashing billboards create distractions for motorists and pedestrians.
In the past, the Courant has published commentary by writers opposing such billboards.
There will be a public hearing on this proposal at Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The meeting begins at 5p.m. and will be held in the plaza level conference room at 260 Constitution Plaza.