Letter: Developer offers below minimum parking at old Chromium Process site

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

Below is a Letter to the Editor from this week's Shelton Herald. If you'd like to have a letter to the editor run next week, email letters to brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com

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To the Editor:

I was able to attend the Planning and Zoning Commission about the former Chromium Process site via Zoom. I did detect a slight change in tone, specifically parking from Ruth Parkins and an acknowledgment from John Guedes and Dominick Thomas.

But Guedes and Thomas still push ahead with below minimum parking needs and allude to old norms of loading and unloading in downtown as acceptable on the very busy corner of Canal Street West, Center Street, and the side of the Conti building.

It appears as if the word “progress” in downtown means “we are building it and who cares about a healthy, safe, friendly, and welcoming environment.”

I have known Shelton since 1965, I have seen the past and the present. My question is ‘are these short-term gains these indivuduals are getting with little thought to the whole picture going to move us forward or it time leave us with empty storefronts and apartments because of lack of proper planning or maybe caring?’

Rebecca Twombly

Shelton