The attached resolution requests that certain of our community gardening and green space locations receive lease or license agreements for a five year period rather than just for one year as has been our practice in the past. The garden/green space sites for which these five-year agreements are requested have all been active for three or more years and all have demonstrated consistent and strong neighborhood involvement. When residents provide this kind of sustained interest, hours of volunteer time and hard work and when significant investment has been made in landscaping, garden beds, fencing and other amenities, think it is justified that a longer-term use agreement be offered. These sites have been reviewed by LCI to make sure that other development activity is not contemplated in the next five years.
I look forward to continued work with our partners in this effort and I urge your support of this Resolution.
Very truly yours,
John DeStefano, Jr.
(PRESENTED UNDER SUSPENSION OF SECTION 24-1-A OF THE RULES OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN)
February 22, 2005
Hon. Jorge Perez, President
Board of Aldermen
New Haven, CT 06510
RE: Amendment to the resolution on the downtown MDP amendment #2
Dear President Perez:
I would like to submit a request for the Economic Development Administrator, or his designee, to document the significance of the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the New Haven community by doing the following:
conducting a HABS-level documentation and recordation of the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum;
preserving historical documents related to the Coliseum; and
creating a public exhibit that reflects the life of the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum and the impact it has had on people’s lives.