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Elizabeth Kim

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

Zoning Board set to review final site plan for Windermere

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Tonight’s agenda for the Zoning Board includes a final site plan review for Windermere on the Lake, the North Stamford cluster development that recently received a zoning approval extension over the wishes of current residents. Since taking over the development in March, Conair executive and local developer Leandro Rizzuto has faced questions from residents wanting […] [Read More]

Development roundup: Downtown residential tower approved

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Although the news was overshadowed by a decision by the board to call for a cease and desist order on South End developer Building and Land Technology, the Zoning Board last week voted to approve a 21-story rental building on lower Summer Street that was proposed by a group led by local developer Thomas Rich. […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning

Development roundup: Rental complex on Franklin Street approved

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The city’s Zoning Board last week approved developer Randy Salvatore’s 58-unit rental complex at 163 Franklin St. The project marks the fifth residential development that has been approved or built by Salvatore in the downtown. Among the more recent ones is Parallel41, a prominent 124-unit building on the corner of North Street and Washington Boulevard […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning