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Elizabeth Kim

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Downtown set to get self-storage facility

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The city’s Zoning Board on Monday approved a plan to create a self-storage facility in the downtown, suggesting an emerging demand by apartment dwellers. The owners of 1351 Washington Blvd., an office building, have asked to allocate a 3,224 square feet basement space for storage lockers. According to the city’s land use bureau, the lockers […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning
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South End group fetes 20th year and neighborhood transformation

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The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, the group that has played a critical role in the redevelopment of the South End, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this Thursday. The event, which is being hosted by developer Building and Land Technology, is set to take place at 7 pm at 2200 Atlantic St. The South End […] [Read More]

Monday development/zoning roundup in Stamford

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Welcome to the first installment of the development/zoning roundup, which previews weekly Stamford Zoning Board meetings. Meetings take place on Mondays at 7 pm in the cafeteria of the Government Center. Here is the rundown of just some of the projects/issues set to go before Stamford’s Zoning Board this evening: Medical facility coming to Turn […] [Read More]

Tough driving conditions in downtown Stamford

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Driving around downtown Stamford this morning [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, General

Zoning Board to take up Loft Artists dispute

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At its meeting tonight, the city’s Zoning Board is expected to address a zoning regulation that requires Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology to provide at least 10,000 square feet of space for “[c]ultural institutions, facilities and organization, including public galleries, artist studios and display space.” The rule, which was crafted during the 2006 […] [Read More]

Loft Artists may move out, but legacy (and Moby) lives on

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First off, my story today about the Loft Artists Association being forced out because of escalating rents contained a regrettable typo in the third paragraph. According to the group’s president, Lisa Coscuna, the landlord Building and Land Technology wants to hike their rent from $15 to $24 per square foot, not $20. That does equate […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Development, South End

Boaters batten down and hope for the best

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 Saturday was the last day for area boaters to move their vessels to safer waters behind the city’s hurricane barrier, a roughly 17-foot gate which was raised in the afternoon by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. At Czescik Marina, a dockmaster in the morning reported that more than 20 boats had arrived for […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Development roundup: Bridgewater, Bridgewater, Bridgewater and CVS

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Shippan parcel stirs intrigue On Sunday, the paper ran my story about a Shippan parcel that is being proposed as the site of a new boatyard and which, has an interesting backstory. The latest proposal, which would require zoning and state approval, is part of a broader effort by developer Building and Land Technology to […] [Read More]

Malloy talks about Bridgewater deal on Bloomberg TV

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Gov. Malloy appeared today on “Money Moves,” a show on Bloomberg Television, to talk about the state’s deal to provide hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates with as much as $115 million in financial incentives to build a new headquarters in Stamford. Providing such a generous subsidy to the world’s largest hedge fund amid budget and […] [Read More]

Zoning board reviews proposal for Park Square West

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Tonight the Zoning Board is holding a public hearing on plans to add two phases to the long-stalled Park Square West development in the city’s downtown. Pitched by Boston-based developer Trinity, the project has, in the land use process sense, come a long way. I first reported about the firm’s efforts in November 2011, when […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning