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

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]

Stamford agrees on criteria to judge boatyard proposal

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 to continue transportation study of West Side

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]

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 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

Stamford Planning Board set to reconsider surgery center

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’s master plan set to be adopted

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

Amid concerns, Stamford Planning Board delays vote on master plan

The city’s Planning Board has decided to postpone a vote on approving the master plan because of concerns about the document expressed by the community. On Monday, Norman Cole, the city’s land use bureau chief, said in an email that the board is not ready to adopt the master plan during its scheduled meeting Tuesday […] [Read More]