City asks court not to delay BLT case more than 90 days

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As Building and Land Technology tries to delay a court date to decide a 2012 cease-and-desist order, the city is asking a State Superior court judge not to postpone the hearing more than 90 days. Earlier this month, the environmental group, Soundkeeper, filed an affidavit arguing that the court should hear the case, which is […] [Read More]

Zoning Board to weigh plan to raise building height limits in Glenbrook

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The Glenbrook Neighborhood Association will host an open forum on Wednesday, April 22, regarding a proposal that would raise the permitted building heights of new developments from three to four stories. The law firm of Carmody, Torrance, Sandak and Hennessey along with city land use officials will be on hand to present and take questions […] [Read More]
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Zoning Board grants extension for senior housing project

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Facing a construction deadline, a nonprofit agency has been granted more time by the city’s Zoning Board to develop a housing project on a property designated for affordable housing. Inspirica, which provides shelter and services to the homeless, has partnered with the city’s housing authority, Charter Oak Communities, to build 48 units of affordable senior […] [Read More]
Categories: Downtown, Zoning

Martin administration seeks $497K to buy property for police headquarters plan

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Two months after unveiling a plan to replace the city’s aging and contaminated police headquarters, the Martin administration is moving closer to purchasing a property that has been targeted as part of a development site for the project. In the second step of a three-step approval process, the Board of Finance last week unanimously approved […] [Read More]
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Plan to charge sidewalk cafes still facing opposition

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The Board of Representatives last week voted to move ahead with a plan to introduce a square footage charge for downtown restaurant owners who use city sidewalk space for cafes. The proposed ordinance requires cafe operators to pay $1 per square foot in the first year and $2 per square foot in subsequent years. Since […] [Read More]
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Gateway developer gets more time for office project

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The city’s Zoning Board on Monday night granted a one-year extension to Building and Land Technology on its mixed-use project near the train station known as Gateway. Development plans for the 6-acre site on Washington Boulevard, which included two 10-story office buildings and well as a residential building, were approved in 2010. The first phase, […] [Read More]

Environmental group fights Stamford developer over boatyard

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As Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology seeks legal closure on its controversial demolition of a South End boatyard, one environmental organization is urging a Superior court judge in Hartford not to delay a hearing on the city’s cease-and-desist order against the company. Soundkeeper, a nonprofit group dedicated to protecting Long Island Sound, last […] [Read More]

Stamford agrees on criteria to judge boatyard proposal

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As part of an effort to evaluate a developer’s plan to replace and relocate the city’s former working boatyard in the South End, members of the city’s land use boards and the Harbor Management Commission on Monday night agreed on a “scope of work” or set of criteria for a consultant that has been hired […] [Read More]