Great news from Westville: “City planners voted unanimously to approve the creation of a new zoning district for Westville Village that they hope will serve as a model for how to use zoning regulations to encourage dense, diverse, mixed-use economic development throughout the city.”

The City Plan Commission approved the new designation (coded a BA-2 zone) and also updated the city’s zoning map to make Westville Village a BA-2 zone. The new regulation encourages mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly development such as barbershops and dance schools with residential units on the upper floors, but will prohibit convenience stores, pawn shops, pay day loans, and drive-through businesses.

The proposed changes are now awaiting a vote by the full Board of Alders for final approval.

Read all the details in the full article:  Westville “New Urbanist” Vision Advances — New Haven Independent