Stamford set to change rules on demolition

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]

Fee hike proposed for outdoor restaurant seating in Stamford

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]

Stamford Zoning Board will rule on High Ridge medical facility

The owner of an office park near High Ridge Road may soon learn whether an outpatient surgery facility will be a permitted use in commercial districts. On Monday, the Zoning Board held a public hearing on a longstanding application from George Comfort & Sons, which owns High Ridge Park on Turn of River Road. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Health, Turn of River, Zoning

Developer responds to boatyard criticisms

Tuesday’s front page features a story about how a cease-and-desist case over the former Yacht Haven boatyard is raising questions about the city’s legal department. I had reached out to BLT but unfortunately, a response from John Freeman, an attorney for BLT, could not be included because his email reached me after the paper’s deadline. […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Zoning

Zoning Board meeting rescheduled

The Zoning Board has canceled tonight’s meeting. It will instead hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.  in the fourth floor cafeteria of the Government Center.   [Read More]
Categories: Zoning

Poll: Was the plowing worse this week than last?

Content loading… Please enable javascript! Was the plowing in Stamford better or worse this week? Was the plowing better or worse this week? Better Worse About the same Snow cleanup in Stamford Last week for the failed blizzard the city’s Department of Public Works put all plow hands on deck. This week when we got […] [Read More]

Free parking in city’s public garages

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

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

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

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