Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Today at 4:00 pm the Mayor will host a press conference to announce his support for a proposed development on Washington St. in the North End (on the block between Pearl St. and High St.)  It would potentially include a Starbucks, a Chipotle and a national chain bookstore (which would double as the Wesleyan University bookstore).  it would take up four parcels of land and the developer apparently already has an option to buy some of them.

You can read about it on the Middletown Eye here and the Hartford Couranthere.  There is also an article on the Eye about the process for a development like this. Click here to read more.

This issue will be on NEAT's December agenda and we anticipate a presentation to help members learn more and figure out what their opinion is.  This will affect our neighborhood.  To what extent is yet to be determined.  It could change traffic patterns, it could change the landscape, it could bring jobs.  We need to figure out if the plusses outweigh the minuses and we need residents to be engaged and informed throughout the process.

You can check our local news sources for updates or contact the NEAT office.  We want you to stay informed and be involved.

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