Free parking in city’s public garages

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Due to the snowstorm, the city is calling for all parked cars to be moved off the streets by noon today. There will be free parking in public garages until the snow emergency is lifted. As a reminder, fire stations and the Government Center are available today as heating shelters.   [Read More]

State DOT postpones presentation in Stamford

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City land use officials and other stakeholders will have to wait longer still to hear from state Department of Transportation Commission James Redeker. Redeker had been scheduled to speak before the Zoning and Planning boards on Jan. 27 about its controversial $500 million redevelopment of the city’s downtown transportation hub. Last week, however, the city’s […] [Read More]

Stamford mayor to hold press conference on blizzard prep

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In case you haven’t heard, there’s a storm a-brewin’, folks! Get your shovels out. In advance of the coming Nor’easter that is threatening to dump up to two feet of snow in the region, Stamford Mayor David Martin will hold a press conference at 10:30 a.m. today in the lobby of the Government Center to […] [Read More]

Stamford Planning Board sued over master plan

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A group of property owners in the South End have sued the city’s Planning Board over a master plan update that decreases the permitted density of certain parcels around the train station. The Atlantic Garden Transit Group argues that the Planning Board had “no rational basis” for putting their properties in a less intense development […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Planning

Stamford Planning Board set to reconsider surgery center

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A plan to permit an outpatient surgery center in an office park near High Ridge Road is set to go back to the city’s Planning Board. Commercial property owner George Comfort & Sons is seeking a zone change to make way for a 14,000-square-foot surgical center in High Ridge Park that would be run by […] [Read More]
Categories: Planning, The Ridges, Zoning

Stamford announces schedule for warming centers

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In advance of the expected frigid temperatures over the next few days, Mayor David Martin’s office has released a list of official warming centers where citizens without heat can take shelter. Earlier today, Gov. Dannel Malloy activated the state’s severe cold weather protocol, which coordinates the running of shelters. For the first time, Stamford is […] [Read More]

Zoning Board to revisit proposed medical facility on Turn of River

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A plan to introduce a surgery center/out patient facility at High Ridge Park, a corporate office park on Turn of River Road, will be reviewed by Zoning Board on Monday during a public hearing. In September, the board denied the application by the office park owner George Comfort & Sons to amend the zoning for […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, Health, Zoning

Stamford developer donates $25K to hire special assistant for mayor

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Call it the season of giving. In an unusual demonstration of philanthropy, a Stamford businessman has donated $25,000 towards hiring a special assistant for Mayor David Martin. Richard Freedman, a housing developer who is also a Democrat on the Board of Finance, said he was inspired to make the contribution after hearing the mayor publicly […] [Read More]

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]