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Synagoge sues town for civil rights violation

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Greenwich Reform Synagogue has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that its civil rights were violated when the town shot down its controversial plan to build a new house of worship. The complaint filed Monday calls to question the “burdensome, discriminatory and unreasonable” land use regulations that the town, and specifically the Planning and […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning approve preliminary synagogue plan

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Following another marathon public hearing  last night, the Planning and Zoning Commission has unanimously approved the preliminary site plan application for the Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s controversial Cos Cob temple. The Commission initially closed on the issue, giving the 65 days to render a verdict. The decision comes amid continued outcry from neighbors and legal action […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning close on Cos Cob synagogue, have 65 days for decision

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There was applause. There was grumbling.  There was the occasional impassioned interruption. But after a nearly two hour debate over the Greenwich Reform Synagogue’s controversial plan to build a new house of worship in residential Cos Cob at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s meeting Tuesday night, one thing there wasn’t was an official decision. The […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning to talk Synagogue, Cos Cob plan tonight

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The Planning and Zoning Commission is set to meet tonight at 7:00 p.m. to take on two of Cos Cob’s biggest issues: the neighborhood plan drafted to protect Cos Cob’s distinctive feel and a planned Orchard St. synagogue that residents say threaten it. The meeting will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room — […] [Read More]
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Planning and Zoning Director Diane Fox to retire after 30 years

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Longtime Greenwich Town Planner Diane Fox will step down from her post this summer after nearly 20 years at the helm of the town’s Planning and Zoning Department. Having spent more than three decades in Town Hall, Fox will retire on July 1 . “This decision is based on many factors,” said Fox in an […] [Read More]

Cos Cobbers mob neighborhood meeting

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There were so many people at the annual Cos Cob Town Meeting Monday night that dozens of them had to stand outside a propped-open door to the Cos Cob library, where the meeting was held, or in a neighboring room to take part. The meeting included a Q&A session as well as an overview of […] [Read More]

Budget to set aside funds for Old Greenwich/Riverside neighborhood plan

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Nestled in the Board of Selectmen’s nearly $400 million recommended budget is some $50,000 allocated for the town’s third neighborhood plan. Following the Byram and Cos Cob plans over the past several years, the funds set aside for Old Greenwich Riverside are more than triple its predecessors, increasing from $15,000 to $50,000. The neighborhood plans, […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

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The Planning and Zoning Commission convenes tonight at seven in the Town Hall Meeting Room, taking on a number of new proposals. On the docket tonight are new pools for the Rocky Point Club, a 20,000 square foot development at the base of Greenwich Avenue and plans for a tennis and squash building for the […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning to discuss Cos Cob Plan, regulation changes tonight

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The Greenwich Planning and Zoning Commission is set to convene tonight to discuss a number of potential changes to the town’s zoning regulations and other planning documents at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall meeting room. Chief among them is the final public hearing on the Cos Cob Neighborhood Plan, which was finalized last month. […] [Read More]

Planning and Zoning reconvene tonight at 7:00 p.m.

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The Planning and Zoning Commission is back at it after a long month away from the Town Hall meeting room. Tonight’s meeting marks the first half of back-to-back meeting weeks; P&Z will again return next  Tuesday, Dec. 14, to take on, among other things, the final draft of the Cos Cob Neighborhood Plan and text […] [Read More]
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