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ENTERPRISE ZONES, ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS,
ENTERPRISE CORRIDOR ZONES AND AIRPORT
Sec. 32-75d. Airport development zones.
Sec. 32-75d. Airport development zones. (a) There is established an airport development zone, which is comprised of the following census blocks as assigned on
October 1, 2011, in the towns of Windsor Locks, Suffield, East Granby and Windsor:
(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the Connecticut Airport Authority may establish additional airport development zones surrounding any of the general
aviation airports, as defined in section 15-120aa, or any other airport within the duty,
power and authority of the authority, as defined in section 15-120cc, upon receipt from
the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development of a proposal recommending the establishment of such a zone.
(1) The commissioner shall submit any such proposal to the authority if the commissioner determines that the economic development benefits of establishing a new airport
development zone outweigh the anticipated costs to the state and the affected municipalities. Any such proposal shall comply with the state plan of conservation and development
adopted pursuant to chapter 297.
(2) A proposal submitted by the commissioner shall include, but not be limited to,
an identification of:
(A) The geographical scope of such proposed zone, including designation of all
census blocks that the commissioner proposes incorporating into such zone, provided
(i) each zone shall be in accordance with the applicable general aviation airport or other
airport's master plan, and (ii) no zone shall extend beyond a two-mile radius of the
applicable general aviation airport or other airport without approval of the General Assembly;
(B) The economic development benefits anticipated from the establishment of such
zone, including the nature of business and industry that will be developed and the anticipated number of jobs created; and
(C) The anticipated costs of establishing such zone.
(3) The authority may modify the geographic scope of the proposed zone to improve, within the authority's discretion, the balance between the anticipated economic
benefit and the cost to the state and affected municipalities.
(4) The authority may approve the establishment of a new airport development zone
upon a majority vote of a quorum of the members. Within five days of such approval,
the authority shall submit a report to the commissioner identifying all census blocks
comprising such approved zone. The zone shall be deemed established upon the approval
of the authority.
(5) An airport development zone established pursuant to this subsection shall not
include the land on which any general aviation airport or other airport operates, including
any state-owned or controlled land.
(P.A. 10-98, S. 1; Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1, S. 40.)
History: P.A. 10-98 effective October 1, 2011; Oct. Sp. Sess. P.A. 11-1 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a)
and added Subsec. (b) re additional airport development zones, effective October 27, 2011.