Mayor Mark Lauretti said there’s aspects of the Shelter Ridge proposal that he thinks are appropriate for Bridgeport Ave. and others that he would do differently, but overall he hasn’t begun to put much thought into it yet as he expects further modifications.
“This is part of the development process that transpires in a community. It’s all about give and take. People need to understand that 40 years ago they carved out these two areas of our city for development (downtown and Bridgeport Ave.). That’s what’s happening, that’s what we’ve been doing,” said Lauretti. “If this application is ever approved I imagine that it will look much different than it does today. The general consensus is the plan is very dense and I wouldn’t disagree with that. There’s plenty more of this coming so we have to be able to deal with these things.”