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Elizabeth Kim

State awards South End developer up to $5 million loan

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Metro Green, the state’s first newly constructed “green” affordable housing project in the South End, has been awarded a loan of up to $5 million from the state. The money will go toward the construction of the third phase of the development, an 155-unit complex near the train station. Metro Green, which is jointly developed […] [Read More]

Stamford reps vote to lower proposed fees for sidewalk cafes

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Amid a growing cry of protest, city legislators have revised a preliminary plan to increase a permit fee for sidewalk cafes. On Tuesday night, the Board of Reps’ legislative and rules committee voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance that would charge restaurant owners by the square foot for using city sidewalks. The amount would […] [Read More]

BLT is partner in Dallas hotel deal

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Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology seems to be on a buying spree, with recent deals in Wesport and New York City. Now, a new report says that the Stamford-based developer has partnered on a deal to buy the Westin Dallas Park Central, a 536-key hotel in central Dallas. According to a story on […] [Read More]
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Street artist strikes again in Stamford

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An artist who goes by the pseudonym “5ivefingaz” has been putting up a series of art installations across the city. The latest one, which surfaced Sunday afternoon in front of the shuttered post office building on Atlantic Street, is a satirical commentary on the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to sell its old buildings. The piece, […] [Read More]
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Downtown group opposes plan to increase sidewalk cafe fees

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The Downtown Special Services District has come out against a proposed fee hike for restaurant owners that use sidewalk space for additional seating. The draft ordinance, which was introduced earlier this year, calls for charging a $200 application fee as well as $3 per square feet of sidewalk used. Currently, restaurants pay only a $100 application […] [Read More]

Stamford zoning board meeting canceled

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Boatyard development watchers will have to wait until next week for an update on plans from developer Building and Land Technology to replace the former Brewers Yacht Haven boating facility and presumably free up the South End peninsula for redevelopment. Tonight’s meeting of the city’s Zoning Board has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is […] [Read More]

Stamford to continue transportation study of West Side

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The city is planning kick off the second phase of a transportation study on the West Side next by holding a workshop and public information meeting on April 1. The planning initiative, which began a little more than a year ago, aims to come up with strategies to improve transportation and economic development for the […] [Read More]

Harbor Point developer given extension on restaurants

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The city’s Zoning Board has approved a request by Building and Land Technology for more time to construct two restaurants that were originally set to open as part of a 20-story waterfront residential complex known as Harbor Point Square. The apartment building, which will have 240 units, is due to be completed in the spring. […] [Read More]

Stamford Zoning Board turns down outpatient surgery center

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The city’s Zoning Board voted Monday night to reject a regulation change that would have permitted an outpatient surgery facility to open at an office park near High Ridge Road. The 4-1 decision was a blow to George Comfort & Sons, which  had been trying since the fall to pave the way for a 14,000-square-foot surgical […] [Read More]
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Five manufacturing picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

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Most people who have contributed to this series have often gravitated to the city’s iconic buildings and places, but the city’s rich manufacturing history makes it possible to easily fill out a list with actual objects. So this week, I decided to take a stab by looking at products chronicled on the Stamford Historical Society’s […] [Read More]