2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:48:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Handy & Harman factory property, Fairfield, Connecticut
Developer disappointed by rejection

Connecticut Post
August 14, 2008

FAIRFIELD - Felix Charney is frustrated and disappointed.

Since buying the former Handy & Harman factory property at 1770 Kings Highway nearly five years ago, his company, Summit Development, has devoted time and money to clean up the industrial brownfield and prepare it for commercial redevelopment.

Now, that work is in limbo.

The Town Plan and Zoning Commission this week turned down Charney's application to change the zone classification for the property from Designed Industrial District to Designed Commercial District.

In addition to the zone change, Charney sought a special permit to build a Whole Foods store and two other retail buildings on the site, which abuts a Home Depot.




Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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