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]

Stamford reps vote to lower proposed fees for sidewalk cafes

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Amid a growing cry of protest, city legislators have revised a preliminary plan to increase a permit fee for sidewalk cafes. On Tuesday night, the Board of Reps’ legislative and rules committee voted 6-3 in favor of an ordinance that would charge restaurant owners by the square foot for using city sidewalks. The amount would […] [Read More]

Downtown group opposes plan to increase sidewalk cafe fees

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The Downtown Special Services District has come out against a proposed fee hike for restaurant owners that use sidewalk space for additional seating. The draft ordinance, which was introduced earlier this year, calls for charging a $200 application fee as well as $3 per square feet of sidewalk used. Currently, restaurants pay only a $100 application […] [Read More]

Stamford zoning board meeting canceled

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Boatyard development watchers will have to wait until next week for an update on plans from developer Building and Land Technology to replace the former Brewers Yacht Haven boating facility and presumably free up the South End peninsula for redevelopment. Tonight’s meeting of the city’s Zoning Board has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is […] [Read More]

Stamford to continue transportation study of West Side

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The city is planning kick off the second phase of a transportation study on the West Side next by holding a workshop and public information meeting on April 1. The planning initiative, which began a little more than a year ago, aims to come up with strategies to improve transportation and economic development for the […] [Read More]

Harbor Point developer given extension on restaurants

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The city’s Zoning Board has approved a request by Building and Land Technology for more time to construct two restaurants that were originally set to open as part of a 20-story waterfront residential complex known as Harbor Point Square. The apartment building, which will have 240 units, is due to be completed in the spring. […] [Read More]

Stamford Zoning Board turns down outpatient surgery center

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The city’s Zoning Board voted Monday night to reject a regulation change that would have permitted an outpatient surgery facility to open at an office park near High Ridge Road. The 4-1 decision was a blow to George Comfort & Sons, which  had been trying since the fall to pave the way for a 14,000-square-foot surgical […] [Read More]

Harbor Point developer asks to delay restaurant projects

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Building and Land Technology is seeking to postpone the construction of two restaurants that had been planned as part of a 20-story waterfront residential complex known as Harbor Point Square. The apartment building, which is currently under construction, will have 240 units. It is slated for completion in the spring. That project had originally been […] [Read More]

Stamford set to change rules on demolition

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The rules for demolishing buildings in Stamford are set to get tougher. The city’s legal department, with input from the Historic Preservation Advisory Council and city representatives, is working on revising Stamford’s ordinances governing demolition. These include rules on the permitting process and noticing procedures. Among the proposed changes is an increased public signage period […] [Read More]
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Fee hike proposed for outdoor restaurant seating in Stamford

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City restaurants who offer sidewalk seating may be in store for a fee hike come this spring. The city is seeking to increase the application fee for outdoor seating from $100 to $200 as well as charge $3 per square feet of sidewalk used. The proposed change, which resulted from a review by the city’s […] [Read More]