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YIMBY Vs NIMBY: The Ultimate Showdown

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Here is yet another fine example of NIMBYism in Greater Hartford. The people most affected are ready to sell and the people across the street are trying to get in the way. I can't believe these people around here sometimes. Bloomfield is starting to Boom and they are trying to slow it down.

In Their Backyard

Neighbors Differ On Merit Of Envisioned Big-Box Development

By STEVEN GOODE

Courant Staff Writer

May 8 2006

Isaiah DaCosta spent four years building his Gorham Avenue house in Bloomfield.

He dug out the foundation by hand, using a shovel and a pickax. He carried lumber and other building materials on his back from where the delivery truck dropped them. He raised a family in the modest ranch.

Now, 40 years later, a developer interested in building a shopping plaza complete with a pair of big-box stores wants DaCosta's house, which sits in a small patch of homes near Bloomfield's busy Cottage Grove Road commercial corridor.

DaCosta and many of his neighbors are demanding action from town officials, but not to save their homes or help them drive away a greedy developer. They are, instead, sounding a different cry:

Bring on the bulldozers.

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Here is yet another fine example of NIMBYism in Greater Hartford. The people most affected are ready to sell and the people across the street are trying to get in the way. I can't believe these people around here sometimes. Bloomfield is starting to Boom and they are trying to slow it down.

In Their Backyard

Neighbors Differ On Merit Of Envisioned Big-Box Development

By STEVEN GOODE

Courant Staff Writer

May 8 2006

Isaiah DaCosta spent four years building his Gorham Avenue house in Bloomfield.

He dug out the foundation by hand, using a shovel and a pickax. He carried lumber and other building materials on his back from where the delivery truck dropped them. He raised a family in the modest ranch.

Now, 40 years later, a developer interested in building a shopping plaza complete with a pair of big-box stores wants DaCosta's house, which sits in a small patch of homes near Bloomfield's busy Cottage Grove Road commercial corridor.

DaCosta and many of his neighbors are demanding action from town officials, but not to save their homes or help them drive away a greedy developer. They are, instead, sounding a different cry:

Bring on the bulldozers.

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I know big boxes aren't all that great and think maybe we need to change the vision for what should be developed here. Bloomfield needs some more modern housing stock. I think someone should be proposing something mixed use for the area.

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Bloomfield has shown it can sell small planned luxury communities such as Still Mountain Estates off of Still Rd in Bloomfield near the West Hartford border and now Gillete Ridge is on the market. Let's keep this pace up....

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