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Elizabeth Kim

Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

As if the city’s Planning Board did not have enough on its plate with the master plan update, the group will begin hearing capital budget requests tonight from various city departments and nonprofit agencies. Every year, the Planning Board is responsible for drafting the capital budget plan for the city. It will then go to […] [Read More]
Categories: Capital budget, Planning

Where young people are moving

On Monday, the New York Times Upshot blog ran a post about a recent report that tracks the movement of young college graduates. Overall, young people are much more likely to move, with an estimated million crossing state lines every year. The list of cities they are choosing to live in is a good economic […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Mayor makes appointments to Stamford historic preservation commission

Mayor David Martin announced this morning that he has picked eight people to the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Last year, Stamford voters elected to form the group as part of a Charter revision initiative. It has met monthly since April, advising the city’s Zoning Board on developments that affect historic structures and neighborhoods and working […] [Read More]

Five childhood nostalgia picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

This week’s picks for “Stamford in 101 objects” are from Michele Leigh Kulis, a 34-year-old Stamford resident who grew up in the city and is now raising her own children here. She initially tweeted me her list but I asked her to email me her selections with a brief explanation of why she picked them. […] [Read More]

Project proposed for Cytec property, more housing slated for downtown

Zoning wrap-up for Monday: Another piece of Cytec is up for redevelopment Another large parcel belonging to Cytec, a chemical technology firm on the city’s West Side that has subdivided its property for redevelopment, is being targeted for an industrial building with flex retail uses. A group known as West Side Development Partners has submitted […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Zoning
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Sandy Goldstein’s five picks for ‘Stamford in 101 objects’

This week’s contributor to “Stamford in 101 objects” is Sandy Goldstein, the president of the Downtown Special Services District, also known as the “Queen of Downtown.” So it should come as no surprise that her choices focus on the city’s urban center. Here’s her list along with a preface: “I could give you 10 in […] [Read More]

Despite rain, Stamford bike rally draws 40 people

Saturday’s bike ride and rally in Mill River Park attracted about 40 people, according to bike activist Mike Norris. The event was organized by Bike Stamford and People Friendly Stamford, two groups that are trying to spur the city into becoming more bike-friendly. The focus of the rally was to advocate for a long talked […] [Read More]

Urban Redevelopment Commission to hold annual meeting on Wednesday

Update and correction 1:34pm: A staff member of the URC just alerted us that Christopher Meek, a Republican who was appointed by Mayor Michael Pavia in 2010, resigned as chairman last Friday due “family obligations” and “work commitments.” Therefore, the commission will need to elect a new chairman at its annual meeting Wednesday. The city’s […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, URC

Public hearing #2 on Stamford master plan set for Tuesday

The city’s Planning Board is set to hold a second night of public hearings Tuesday night on the proposed master plan. The hearing, which is set to start at 6pm in the Government Center cafeteria, represents an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to weigh in on a 200-plus page planning document that sets Stamford’s priorities […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Planning

Profiling the cyclists behind Stamford’s bike movement

  Today’s front page of The Advocate includes my story about the city’s bike movement. When I embarked on the reporting, I foolishly thought I could profile one person that was spearheading the effort. Well, needless to say, one person quickly turned into three. Not only that, the three individuals I interviewed were all fascinating […] [Read More]