Friday, July 13, 2012
Roundup Of Recent Municipal Actions
The Planning and Zoning Commission approved changes to the historic Eckersley Hall building, which is being modified for a Senior Center. Middletown Press Article
The Economic Development Commission approved the city's purchase of the liquor license from Capitol Liquors, in order to reduce the number of liquor stores downtown. The Common Council will vote on this at their August meeting. Middletown Patch also reported that the Capitol Liquor store property is being sold to the owner of Main Street Market. See also Hartford Courant Article.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) approved a $50,000 grant to Oddfellows Theater. According to The Hartford Courant, "the youth theater group will partner with the city to create architectural drawings, planning activities, and design charettes for the reuse of a vacant building in the downtown area as a cultural facility for the theater company."