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]

State awards South End developer up to $5 million loan

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Metro Green, the state’s first newly constructed “green” affordable housing project in the South End, has been awarded a loan of up to $5 million from the state. The money will go toward the construction of the third phase of the development, an 155-unit complex near the train station. Metro Green, which is jointly developed […] [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]
BLT last Wednesday announced its purchase of the Westport Inn for $14.5 million.

Harbor Point developer snaps up properties in NYC and Westport

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Building and Land Technology, the developer of the $3.5 billion mixed-use Harbor Point project, may be focused on housing in the South End, but the company has also been busy making noteworthy commercial acquisitions in the region. According to a story in the Wall Street Journal last week, BLT and Quinlan Development Group together paid […] [Read More]

Fight to save Stamford post office suffers another setback

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Correction: An initial version of this blog post misstated the developer’s plan for the post office. Cappelli has pledged to save the exterior of the building, including the back portion.  A legal battle spearheaded by historic preservation activists to prevent the redevelopment of the city’s downtown historic post office was dealt another defeat this week […] [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]

Developer responds to boatyard criticisms

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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]
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