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

Stamford High principals will not return

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3:17 PM Update Stamford High School principals will not return, Superintendent says. They remain in paid suspension. Board of Education’s Jackie Heftman says Board still has confidence in Superintendent Winifred Hamilton’s leadership. Kathryn Emmett says full written report will be made public, and will be available at the end of February. Original post (2:32 PM) STAMFORD — […] [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]

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