Public Act 95-340, as amended by Public Act 99-35, established a process for the development of Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs). The objective of the NRZ process is to revitalize neighborhoods through the collaborative involvement of residents, businesses, and government to determine the vision and priorities of the individual neighborhoods.
In Bridgeport, this concept was the development of four major new school development projects and the projection, growth and anticipated developmental needs in those areas. The NRZ process provides a mechanism for local stakeholders in these neighborhoods, along with local municipal officials, to develop a strategic plan to revitalize their neighborhoods. Municipality participation in this process initiates with a resolution of their legislative body.
In 1995, An Act Establishing a Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Process (P.A. 95-340) was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Rowland. This law established a collaborative process for communities to work with all levels of government to revitalize neighborhoods which have become substandard, unsafe and blighted.
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