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Friday, July 28, 2006

P&Z Approves Imperial Lot Lease

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Workers on a high voltage power line project will be able to park their equipment in Westport’s Imperial Avenue “upper” parking lot.

The Planning and Zoning Commission approved the lease for the lot during a meeting Thursday night.

The approval came despite neighbors and Woman’s Club officials expressing concerns at a public hearing a week ago (See WestportNow July 20).

Planning and Zoning Director Laurence Bradley said the commission listed 15 conditions on its approval, including working with the Woman’s Club for the Yankee Doodle Fair, which is held every June in a portion of the lot as well as the adjacent “lower” lot.

The conditions also include town officials need to take photos of the lot’s conditions before signing the lease and a ban on rock crushers, hazardous materials and offices.

The plan for the lot calls for Bond Brothers—the construction company working for Northeast Utilities—to lease the area for 30 months.

The work is part of the utility company’s 345-kilovolt electrical line project that stretches 69 miles from Norwalk to Middletown. Westport would be home to 5.5 miles of the project with all work buried under Route 1.


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