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Elizabeth Kim

State DOT says testing at Stamford train station garage is complete

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The DOT on Thursday said that testing at the aging 727-space train station garage has been completed. The agency closed the nearly 30-year-old garage on Monday, April 13, after pieces of fallen concrete were discovered. An engineering team has been testing the concrete on all five levels of the garage to determine the safety of […] [Read More]

In Stamford, doing the math on the DOT’s parking estimates

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As Stamford train commuters endure a second week without access to one of the train station’s garages, one of the questions that have been raised is how a 1,200-space facility has been able to accommodate 1,375 daily permit holders reported by the state Department of Transportation. Following the closure of a dilapidated garage at Station […] [Read More]
Categories: Transportation

Bike to Work week set to kick off next month in Stamford

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As part of an effort to foster a growing bike movement, Stamford will kick off Bike to Work Week on May 11. The city has been taking part in the Bike to Work initiative since 2010. However, this year marks the first time that Stamford will have five days of Bike to Work events rather […] [Read More]
Categories: General

City asks court not to delay BLT case more than 90 days

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As Building and Land Technology tries to delay a court date to decide a 2012 cease-and-desist order, the city is asking a State Superior court judge not to postpone the hearing more than 90 days. Earlier this month, the environmental group, Soundkeeper, filed an affidavit arguing that the court should hear the case, which is […] [Read More]

Zoning Board to weigh plan to raise building height limits in Glenbrook

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The Glenbrook Neighborhood Association will host an open forum on Wednesday, April 22, regarding a proposal that would raise the permitted building heights of new developments from three to four stories. The law firm of Carmody, Torrance, Sandak and Hennessey along with city land use officials will be on hand to present and take questions […] [Read More]
Categories: Glenbrook, Zoning

Conn. DOT issues statement about garage closing

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The Connecticut DOT has provided further details on the train station garage, giving a more detailed outline of how the decision to close the garage came about as well as the time it will take to perform testing. The agency delivered a statement Wednesday night during the Commuter Council meeting, which was held in Stamford. […] [Read More]
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BLT introduces new rental building in Harbor Point

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Building and Land Technology last week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with city officials for the completion of its latest residential project, the Beacon, a 24o-unit rental tower that overlooks Long Island Sound. At 21 stories, the building is being marketed as the city’s only luxury waterfront highrise. Rents for 1-bedroom units start at $2,385, 2- […] [Read More]

Zoning Board grants extension for senior housing project

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Facing a construction deadline, a nonprofit agency has been granted more time by the city’s Zoning Board to develop a housing project on a property designated for affordable housing. Inspirica, which provides shelter and services to the homeless, has partnered with the city’s housing authority, Charter Oak Communities, to build 48 units of affordable senior […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, Zoning