Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

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

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

Urban Redevelopment Commission to hold annual meeting on Wednesday

Update and correction 1:34pm: A staff member of the URC just alerted us that Christopher Meek, a Republican who was appointed by Mayor Michael Pavia in 2010, resigned as chairman last Friday due “family obligations” and “work commitments.” Therefore, the commission will need to elect a new chairman at its annual meeting Wednesday. The city’s […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, URC

Public hearing #2 on Stamford master plan set for Tuesday

The city’s Planning Board is set to hold a second night of public hearings Tuesday night on the proposed master plan. The hearing, which is set to start at 6pm in the Government Center cafeteria, represents an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to weigh in on a 200-plus page planning document that sets Stamford’s priorities […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Planning

Poll: Do you think the city should increase taxes on home sales?

The Stamford Board of Representatives is currently considering a plan to raise taxes on home sales over $1 million. Under the plan, home sellers would pay the current rate of 0.35 percent on all proceeds up to $1 million and 0.5 percent for all revenue over that sum. The plan has been opposed by Realtors […] [Read More]

Zoning roundup: Waterside housing project and Charter Oak

The Zoning Board is set to finally hold public hearings tonight on two major housing developments, one being a continuation from last week. Waterside project hearing continued Belpointe Capital is proposing to build 109 apartment units at 112 Southfield Ave., a property formerly known as the Marshall’s Trucking property. Set upon 3 acres, the project […] [Read More]
Categories: Zoning

Stamford Zoning Board votes down medical facility

The city’s Zoning Board has voted against a proposed surgery center/out patient facility at High Ridge Park, a corporate office park on Turn of River Road, near Exit 35 on the Merritt Parkway. The complex’s owner George Comfort & Sons had submitted an application to amend the zoning for the district to permit a medical […] [Read More]
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Stamford development/zoning roundup

Update 2:46 pm: Just learned from a city planner that the Zoning Board will not get to the public hearing for Charter Oak’s project on Stillwater Ave. It is now slated for next Monday. Happy Monday, folks! Tonight’s Zoning Board agenda looks pretty packed with two new projects set to be presented in public hearings. […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Zoning
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Downtown set to get self-storage facility

The city’s Zoning Board on Monday approved a plan to create a self-storage facility in the downtown, suggesting an emerging demand by apartment dwellers. The owners of 1351 Washington Blvd., an office building, have asked to allocate a 3,224 square feet basement space for storage lockers. According to the city’s land use bureau, the lockers […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning

Monday development/zoning roundup in Stamford

Welcome to the first installment of the development/zoning roundup, which previews weekly Stamford Zoning Board meetings. Meetings take place on Mondays at 7 pm in the cafeteria of the Government Center. Here is the rundown of just some of the projects/issues set to go before Stamford’s Zoning Board this evening: Medical facility coming to Turn […] [Read More]