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Stamford development/zoning roundup

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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

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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
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South End group fetes 20th year and neighborhood transformation

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The South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, the group that has played a critical role in the redevelopment of the South End, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this Thursday. The event, which is being hosted by developer Building and Land Technology, is set to take place at 7 pm at 2200 Atlantic St. The South End […] [Read More]

Monday development/zoning roundup in Stamford

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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]

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]
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Planning Board to hold public workshop and Open House on Master Planning Update

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  The Stamford Planning Board will hold the last of several scheduled public workshops on the once a decade Master Plan Update. The workshop will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 22, in the fourth floor cafeteria, at the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford. This morning the city posted a draft copy […] [Read More]
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Zoning application filed for “hole in the ground” development

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STAMFORD — I know we’ve heard this before, but it looks like the “hole in the ground” on Tresser Boulevard is actually going to be filled. Stamford developer Tom Rich, who bought the property last year in partnership with Ironstate Development Co., filed an application with the Zoning Board this week to build 672 apartment units […] [Read More]
Categories: Development
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Poll: What do you think about the Bridgewater deal being in doubt?

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We reported in The Sunday Advocate that the deal to bring the headquarters of Bridgewater to Stamford may be in doubt, after opposition from residents and difficulties with the city’s land use agencies. And then our sister paper the Westport News reported that a land use attorney for Bridgewater said at a Westport planning and […] [Read More]
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Demolition report: 545 Bedford St. in downtown Stamford

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Update: There’s not much left of this house now. Original post 1/2/2013: This stately old home on Bedford Street is slated for demolition. In the past it has served as a rooming house, as seen in this old advertisement, and as a funeral home. Most recently it was the offices of a local real estate […] [Read More]

Metro-Green development up for zoning review

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City zoning officials will weigh the third and final phase of the mixed income environmentally advanced Metro Green complex between Atlantic and Henry Street near the Stamford rail station, adding another 155 residential units in two buildings and a four story parking garage. [Read More]