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Greenwich Housing Authority plans on display during block party at Adams Garden public housing complex, Riverside, Saturday Aug. 6, 2011. (Photo: Bob Luckey / Greenwich Time)

Greenwich planning board approves Riverside housing complex expansion

After more than a year and a half of wrangling, the expansion of the Adams Garden housing complex is set to go forward. After postponing the project earlier this summer amid continued wetlands concerns, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously  5-0 Tuesday night to approve a final site plan application, as well as municipal […] [Read More]

Synagogue meeting inconclusive, but officials hopeful for settlement

Debates between the Board of Selectmen and the Zoning Board of Appeals on the Greenwich Reform Synagogue yet again failed to yield hard results, but town legal officials say that counsel from all sides are discussing compromise. “There have been additional discussions that have involved all of the interested parties,” said Town Attorney John Wayne […] [Read More]
An artist's rendering of the proposed new home for the Greenwich Reform Synagogue in Cos Cob.

Selectman, Zoning Board to meet again over Synagogue suit

The Greenwich Board of Selectmen is set to meet with the Zoning Board of Appeal Monday night for a second closed door meeting to discuss the latter’s  vote to halt a controversial proposal to build a synagogue in residential Cos Cob. The ZBA’s decision not to grant the necessary exemption resulted in the Greenwich Reform […] [Read More]

Synagoge sues town for civil rights violation

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

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

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

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]

Planning and Zoning Director Diane Fox to retire after 30 years

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

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

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]