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Elizabeth Kim

Stamford’s master plan set to be adopted

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The city’s Planning Board is expected to adopt an updated master plan for Stamford tonight at its regular weekly meeting at the Government Center. The passage of the new master plan, which is seen as the blueprint for a city’s development, comes after months of controversy over the document. Drafted by the city’s land use […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Planning

Can Stamford Town Center mall stay competitive?

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With the holiday season underway, there’s a lot of attention being paid to the retail sector, which had a strong November. Two weeks ago, I wrote a story on the challenges facing the Stamford Town Center mall. The 875,000-square-foot, six-level shopping center has still not yet announced a tenant to replace former anchor Saks Fifth […] [Read More]

Amid concerns, Stamford Planning Board delays vote on master plan

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The city’s Planning Board has decided to postpone a vote on approving the master plan because of concerns about the document expressed by the community. On Monday, Norman Cole, the city’s land use bureau chief, said in an email that the board is not ready to adopt the master plan during its scheduled meeting Tuesday […] [Read More]

Controversial High Ridge project hit with zoning appeal

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A High Ridge property owner has filed an appeal of the Zoning Board’s decision last month to approve changes to a controversial plan to built a housing development and day care along High Ridge Road. Nagi Osta, the developer who also runs a jewelry store adjacent to the site, was given the go-ahead to build […] [Read More]

Complaints intensify about Styrofoam pollution in Sound

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A Stamford boater has once again lodged complaints about Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology polluting Long Island Sound with Styrofoam particles. This weekend, Steven Loeb, a Shippan resident who serves on the city’s Harbor Management Commission, shot off an email along with photos to city and state officials regarding the scattering of Styrofoam […] [Read More]

Gateway garage opens pedestrian bridge, adds zipcars, charging station

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Developer Building and Land Technology announced Monday that it has opened a pedestrian bridge over Washington Boulevard between Gateway and the train platform. According to the press release, the bridge was financed between BLT and the Connecticut Department of Transportation as a way of providing a convenience for train commuters and to provide a link […] [Read More]

Zoning proposal for Stamford train station set for public hearing on Monday

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After being postponed on Oct. 27 because of a legal objection, a proposal to create a special zoning requirement for development around the city’s train station is set to have a public hearing Monday. The proposed zoning amendment, which was authored by the Zoning Board, is an attempt to exert influence on the redevelopment of […] [Read More]

From the archives: Opening day at Stamford Town Center mall

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As part of research for a story I’m working on about the city’s downtown mall, I’ve been digging into The Advocate’s rich archives, which in newspaper parlance is aptly called the “morgue.” It brought me this gem of a story written by Advocate Staff Writer Chris Janis and published on Mar. 13, 1982. Here is […] [Read More]
Categories: History

Forecast looking balmy for this Sunday’s parade

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According to the latest weather.com forecast, Sunday should be partly sunny and 59 degrees. That’s great news for parade organizers at the Downtown Special Services District, who have over the years grown a local event into a regional spectacle. Sandy Goldstein, the president of the DSSD, once told me that she aspired to make Stamford’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, DSSD

Chelsea Piers set to open new gym

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On Wednesday, Chelsea Piers will hold an opening preview party for a new 65,000-square-foot health & fitness facility. The fitness company decided to build the new gym following feedback from users who wanted expanded fitness options. According to the press release, the offerings will include: 25,000 square feet of strength and cardio equipment, a dedicated […] [Read More]
Categories: East Side, Sports