Town Plan and Zoning

Mark Corcoran

MARK CORCORAN Vice Chair 2019
Four Year Term, 2017 - 2021

EMAIL: markcorcoran10@gmail.com

  • TPZ Incumbent (Alternate)

  • Fairfield resident since 2000

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • Participated in Connecticut TPZ training courses

  • Graduate of Cornell University, Rochester Institute of Technology and Syracuse University

Key Issues: 

  • Proposed a Neighbors’ Bill of Rights to inform those with TPZ concerns of the Commission’s procedures and timetables

  • Supports efforts to control locally the creation of state mandated affordable housing

  • Fosters creation of neighborhood communities and friendly streetscapes

  • Promotes responsible development of commercial properties to maximize tax revenue

 
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PETER W. ELLIOTT
Alternate, Four Year Term, 2017 - 2021

  • Senior Vice President of Leasing with over 25 years of experience in the retail development sector throughout the United States.  

  • Previously Senior Vice President with Urban Retail from 2004-2008 and rejoined the company in February 2012. 

  • Has worked on new construction developments including The Shops at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, Providence Place Mall in Providence, RI and Ridge Hill in Westchester County, NY, as well as traditional regional malls such as Gwinnett Place Mall and Cobb Town Center in GA, The Gallery and Exton Square Mall in PA, and Freehold Raceway Mall in NJ.

  • Stratfield area resident

  • Married father of five children, all enrolled in the Fairfield School District.

  • Active as a volunteer sports coach for Fairfield Town Rec Soccer, FYL Lacrosse, and as a four year volunteer as BOE finance rep for Stratfield School and Tomlinson Middle School

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University

  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in NY, CT, AL, GA, NM and MA.

 
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FREDDA GORDON
Alternate, Four Year Term, 2017 - 2021

  • Alternate, Four Year Term, 2017 - 2021

  • Professional photographer at freddaphotography.com

  • Co-Founder, Managing Editor, Publisher, Website Director, and Contributor at InFocusVisions.com, an online magazine for music photographers that cover music and festivals around the world

  • Videographer, Graphic Designer, Music Producer, and Writer

  • President, Web Director, and Board Member of Professional Women Photographers

  • Previously a Guidance Counselor at DYC DOE High School

  • Graduate of Stony Brook University and Hunter College (MS ED, Guidance & Counseling)

 
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STEVEN A. LEVY
Four Year Term, 2017 - 2021

  • Fairfield resident for nearly 40 years

  • Trial attorney for over 40 years with 10 years practice and training as a mediator

  • Serves as a Special Master in the Bridgeport Superior Court on family matters and in the Stamford Superior Court on special proceedings matters

  • Previously represented the Town of Fairfield in Federal District Court and Court of Appeals

  • Married father of two daughters who attended Fairfield public schools

  • Graduate of Yale University (B.A. 1974) and New York University School of Law (J.D. 1977) 

  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Board of Directors 2014 -2017

  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association – Treasurer -- present

Key Issues
I believe that our community needs to be designed so as to both expand the grand list and support a “healthier and more physically active population”.  My goal is to make our town a more livable one where people can bike, walk and enjoy downtown and rural settings, while supporting a vibrant business community, through enlightened zoning and subdivision rules and regulations.  Multi-use development in our downtown area can serve the needs of our aging (baby boomer) population and our millennials who both want to be able to walk and ride to our town center.

The TPZ and its staff need to work proactively with 8-30g developers so as to be able to accommodate legitimate town health and safety interests while allowing affordable housing and promoting diversity throughout the town.  Fostering a collaborative environment would allow for such development while preserving the neighborhood characteristics of our residential communities.

We should consider drafting our designed business districts and commercial center regulations to be more oriented toward a “form based” code -- focusing on the physical form of buildings to encourage diverse, attractive and walkable streets and promote development, by making the process more predictable and less administratively costly. Instead of focusing on a buildings use, the focus would be on its form and how it preserves and enhances the character of the neighborhood.

 

Christopher McAleese

CHRISTOPHER MCALEESE Secretary 2019
Four Year Term, 2015 - 2019

  • RLMS Teacher

  • former 2 term RTM Rep.

  • current TPZ Commission Secretary

  • 20+ years in Fairfield

  • past PTA and PTA council member

Statement:
Focused on reasonable and responsible development in Town. Supporting growth that adds to our tax base without negative impacts on the personality and charm that is Fairfield.

 
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DONAN MEYER
Two Year Term, 2017 - 2019

EMAIL: donan.meyer@gmail.com

  • Fairfield Town Plan & Zoning commissioner 2017-2019, Running for re-election Nov. 2019

  • Graduate of The University of Connecticut

  • Resident of Fairfield since 2002

  • Married to Kathleen Dwyer Meyer, 36 year resident of Fairfield with 3 children reaping the benefit of Fairfield's Public School System

  • Participated in 2018/19 Goody Clancy Transit Oriented District Study 

  • Active Volunteer and Catechist at Our Lady of the Assumption Church since 2011

Statement:
I am keenly focused on shepherding responsible commercial and residential development that makes a meaningful contribution to Fairfield's Grand List without sacrificing the unique character and town charm for all of Fairfield's residents to enjoy.