(February 24, 2014) – The City of Hartford will host a crash course on the basics of zoning at the Hartford Public Library, February 26th at 6pm. Zoning is how the City determines what buildings and businesses can be built in different areas of the city and has a significant impact on how Hartford grows and changes. Over 500 zoning applications are filed each year. Mayor Pedro E. Segarra is encouraging all Hartford residents and businesses to attend Zoning 101, a fun and understandable workshop on the basics of zoning.
“Understanding how zoning works is critical in helping to make Hartford the city we all want it to be”, said Mayor Segarra. “It can protect neighborhood & community character, encourage growing business sectors, or dedicate underused land to new purposes. This workshop is a great first step for residents and businesses that want to know more about the process, and for anyone curious about our future plans for developing our City.”
“This will be a great opportunity for Hartford residents, both renters and homeowners, to learn why zoning is so important,” said Jackie McKinney, Co-Chair of Hartford 2000. Bernadine Silvers, her fellow Hartford 2000 Co-Chair added, “Understanding zoning empowers you to make economic and design changes in your community.”
The workshop will be interactive and includes sketches from HartBeat Ensemble, a Hartford -based award-winning theater company. The City plans to rewrite the zoning regulations over the next two years. Zoning 101 is presented by the City of Hartford’s Department of Development Services, in partnership with Hartford 2000 and the Hartford Public Library.
WHO: City of Hartford Development Services, HartBeat Ensemble
WHAT: Zoning 101, workshop on the basics of zoning
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00pm
WHERE: Hartford Public Library, Downtown Branch, 500 Main Street
For Immediate Release: February 24, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz