Steven A. Levy (D) TPZ (4 year term)
- 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
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.