Parking lot ownership question endangers beach deal

A fight over who owns the parking lot at Long Beach West has a deal potentially worth $10 million in jeopardy. Stratford Mayor Jim Miron

STRATFORD - A fight over who owns the parking lot at Long Beach West has a deal potentially worth $10 million in jeopardy.

Stratford Mayor Jim Miron says his town owns the parking lot, and therefore can complete a deal with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A deal, he says, that would benefit the town as the service could make improvements the town couldn't afford. Miron adds that the town could use the $10 million to put in a trust for future projects.

One local resident, however, says he has written evidence that the parking lot next to the beach belongs to Grabeski Airport, therefore Bridgeport owns the parking lot, making a sale less likely.

Miron insists that there's more to the parking lot dispute than on the surface.

"Like anything, if you only look at part of the facts, part of the information, then you're only going to have part of the story," he says.

The final public hearing on the matter is slated for early July.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Surveillance video from a nearby store captured Terryanne 1 Video captures woman being hit by truck in Stamford
The collision happened on the 2000 block of 2 Bridgeport man struck by 2 cars
This week's Hometown Hero is a Darien woman 3 Hometown Hero: Lisa Koorbusch
4 Connecticut Sportscast 12/5
Police say they arrested 56-year-old Evaristo Castro during 5 Police find gun, drugs, cash after traffic stop in Stratford

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE