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Elizabeth Kim

Advocate editor’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

John Breunig, the editorial page editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time, this week submitted his five picks for “Stamford in 101 objects,” a project inspired by the book “A History of New York in 101 objects” by New York Times reporter Sam Roberts. Last week, I kicked off the list with my own five […] [Read More]

Zoning roundup: Waterside housing project and Charter Oak

The Zoning Board is set to finally hold public hearings tonight on two major housing developments, one being a continuation from last week. Waterside project hearing continued Belpointe Capital is proposing to build 109 apartment units at 112 Southfield Ave., a property formerly known as the Marshall’s Trucking property. Set upon 3 acres, the project […] [Read More]
Categories: Zoning

Stamford Zoning Board votes down medical facility

The city’s Zoning Board has voted against a proposed surgery center/out patient facility at High Ridge Park, a corporate office park on Turn of River Road, near Exit 35 on the Merritt Parkway. The complex’s owner George Comfort & Sons had submitted an application to amend the zoning for the district to permit a medical […] [Read More]
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Stamford in 101 objects

On my drive to work this morning, I caught the tail-end of an interesting interview on The Brian Lehrer Show with Sam Roberts, the New York Times urban affairs reporter. Roberts has recently written a book called A History of New York in 101 Objects, which tries to capture the pivotal moments in New York […] [Read More]
Categories: History
Contributes photos of Park(ing) Day on Bedford Street

Group says downtown park project draws more than 100

On Friday, a team of urban planning activists decided to take on the world-wide urban planning experiment known as Park(ing) Day. Led by Emily Provonsha, a public space planner for the Downtown Special Services District, which was not involved in the project, the group set up a lounging area and bike parking station along two […] [Read More]
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Stamford development/zoning roundup

Update 2:46 pm: Just learned from a city planner that the Zoning Board will not get to the public hearing for Charter Oak’s project on Stillwater Ave. It is now slated for next Monday. Happy Monday, folks! Tonight’s Zoning Board agenda looks pretty packed with two new projects set to be presented in public hearings. […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Zoning
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Downtown set to get self-storage facility

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

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

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

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