Armory_Other Issues

Density and Look of New Construction

Discussion topic: Residential use is proposed for the redevelopment of the property.

How many and what kinds of units should be promoted?

What residential syle(s) should these units be: Art Deco, farmhouse, Victorian, other?

Demolition Through Neglect

See below a number of articles and precedents. Please post comments on which features would be appropriate for our area.

Demolition by Neglect | Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Proposed Demolition of Spring Street Property

According to the oral history recorded during our preparation for the West Side Trolley tours, this property was where Mr. Eugene Grace’s gardener lived.

Issue: The Diocese appeared in front of the Historic Review Board the other week.  After a lengthy discussion by neighbors and the board, the board voted 4-3 NOT to give them the demolition permit.  The Diocese will now take the matter to the City Council. There are a number of issues.