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]
State's Attorney David Cohen reads a statement in state Superior Court in Stamford.

State’s Attorney rebukes Stamford leaders in school case

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In a strongly worded statement, State’s Attorney David Cohen, the chief law official for the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, reprimanded city leaders, school administrators and even The Advocate for the lack of reaction in the case of a Stamford High School teacher’s alleged sexual relationship with a student and the failure of administrators to report the […] [Read More]

Stamford Zoning Board approves changes to High Ridge project

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Update 3:09: Nagi Osta just emailed me the following statement: “We have been a part of the Stamford community for many years. We will continue to  work  to enhance and keep the neighborhood safe.” Despite protests from residents, a developer’s proposal to change plans to a nearly completed housing development and day care on High […] [Read More]

In response to protests, High Ridge developer changes plan

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Nagi Osta, a businessman who has built a housing and day care complex on High Ridge Road next to his jewelry store, on Thursday withdrew a request to insert a driveway on Bradley Place. In an email addressed to The Advocate as well as David Killeen, an associate planner in the city’s land use bureau, […] [Read More]

Former Stamford mayor seeks to develop housing in Springdale

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Former city mayor Michael Pavia has returned to his real estate roots. Pavia, who had been an established small developer in Stamford, is said to be part of a group that is seeking to redevelop 965 Hope St. The application calls for turning the office building into a mixed-use development with 14 residential units and […] [Read More]
Categories: Springdale, Zoning

High Ridge housing and day care plan back in spotlight

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In what is expected to be a heated public hearing before the Zoning Board Monday night, a developer of a residential complex and day care on High Ridge Road is seeking to amend his original plan for the 17 condos which was narrowly approved in 2011. Among the requests is to add two additional units […] [Read More]
Categories: The Ridges, Zoning
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Harbor Point developer proposes new boatyard plan

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Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology has filed zoning applications to build a new boatyard as well as a housing development in Waterside at 28 Southfield Ave. The proposal, which was presented to The Advocate by BLT officials on Monday, comes about a year after the developer withdrew an application to construct a boatyard […] [Read More]
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Voters head to the polls in Stamford

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STAMFORD — As of 2 p.m. 15,483 voters have cast ballots at the polls — or about 26 percent of the city’s 58, 477 registered voters, according to Republican Registrar of Voters Lucy Corelli. There was an early report of a problem with a scanner at one of the polling places, but Corelli said it […] [Read More]

Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

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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

Project proposed for Cytec property, more housing slated for downtown

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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