Bridgeport City Councilwoman Pereira objects to proposed storage facility on East Main Street

Bridgeport City Councilwoman Maria Pereira says she objects to a proposed storage facility on East Main Street because it won't conform to local zoning rules.

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2020, 5:09 PM

Updated 1,383 days ago

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Bridgeport City Councilwoman Pereira objects to proposed storage facility on East Main Street
Bridgeport City Councilwoman Maria Pereira says she objects to a proposed storage facility on East Main Street because it won't conform to local zoning rules.
She says while she's all for attracting new businesses to her district, the 100-unit storage facility belongs in a commercial zone and the 1800 block of East Main Street is a residential-retail zone.
Pereira says the business would create a safety hazard because East Main Street is a major artery, and trucks would be required to reverse into the loading dock.
The local zoning board is set to vote on the plans Monday night.
The owner of the property tells News 12 in a statement, "The issue with the building is that it has inadequate parking to support the retail and office use it was constructed for. We are seeking an adaptive reuse application which allows the building to be left intact, yet provides a necessary use for the largely rental neighborhood. Self storage has minimal traffic and requires limited parking."


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