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]

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 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’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

Amid concerns, Stamford Planning Board delays vote on master plan

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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]

Stamford’s capital budget process starts tonight

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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: Planning

Public hearing #2 on Stamford master plan set for Tuesday

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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

Stamford’s master plan

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A final draft of the city’s master plan, the document guiding development throughout the city for the next 10 years, will be released next week. A public hearing on the plan will be held on Oct. 7 for residents and business owners to give their input. Here is an earlier draft version of the master […] [Read More]

Cummings Park/West Beach master planning hearing on Tuesday

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The city will hold the first of three planned public hearings Tuesday night to get input on potential changes to Cummings Park and West Beach. Input at the meetings will be added to a master plan for the 79 acre Cummings Park and 26-acre West Beach which are close by each other. In addition to […] [Read More]