Developer Proposes Plan for Old United Illuminating Site in Shelton

Wednesday night planners in Shelton got a look at a proposal for a new development that could bring shops, office space and even a hotel to Bridgeport Avenue.

The city’s Planning and Zoning Committee heard from Fountain Square LLC, the developers of the proposed project that would put as many as 11 new buildings on the old United Illuminating site. But a group called "Save our Shelton" is opposing the plan, arguing it could lead to traffic and overdevelopment and would bring only low-end jobs to the community.

"I think it’s a real problem not to get quality jobs in Shelton and build it back up again. We’re starting to knock too much down," said Save Our Shelton member Gregory Tetro.

"Individuals who believe that manufacturing is coming back are just living in really a fantasy land," said Dominick Thomas, the attorney representing Fountain Square LLC.

There is expected to be another public meeting on the project that will include public comment.

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