Can Stamford Town Center mall stay competitive?

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With the holiday season underway, there’s a lot of attention being paid to the retail sector, which had a strong November. Two weeks ago, I wrote a story on the challenges facing the Stamford Town Center mall. The 875,000-square-foot, six-level shopping center has still not yet announced a tenant to replace former anchor Saks Fifth […] [Read More]

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]

Controversial High Ridge project hit with zoning appeal

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A High Ridge property owner has filed an appeal of the Zoning Board’s decision last month to approve changes to a controversial plan to built a housing development and day care along High Ridge Road. Nagi Osta, the developer who also runs a jewelry store adjacent to the site, was given the go-ahead to build […] [Read More]

Complaints intensify about Styrofoam pollution in Sound

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A Stamford boater has once again lodged complaints about Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology polluting Long Island Sound with Styrofoam particles. This weekend, Steven Loeb, a Shippan resident who serves on the city’s Harbor Management Commission, shot off an email along with photos to city and state officials regarding the scattering of Styrofoam […] [Read More]

Zoning proposal for Stamford train station set for public hearing on Monday

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After being postponed on Oct. 27 because of a legal objection, a proposal to create a special zoning requirement for development around the city’s train station is set to have a public hearing Monday. The proposed zoning amendment, which was authored by the Zoning Board, is an attempt to exert influence on the redevelopment of […] [Read More]

Stamford Zoning Board approves changes to High Ridge project

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Update 3:09: Nagi Osta just emailed me the following statement: “We have been a part of the Stamford community for many years. We will continue to  work  to enhance and keep the neighborhood safe.” Despite protests from residents, a developer’s proposal to change plans to a nearly completed housing development and day care on High […] [Read More]

In response to protests, High Ridge developer changes plan

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Nagi Osta, a businessman who has built a housing and day care complex on High Ridge Road next to his jewelry store, on Thursday withdrew a request to insert a driveway on Bradley Place. In an email addressed to The Advocate as well as David Killeen, an associate planner in the city’s land use bureau, […] [Read More]
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Harbor Point developer proposes new boatyard plan

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Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology has filed zoning applications to build a new boatyard as well as a housing development in Waterside at 28 Southfield Ave. The proposal, which was presented to The Advocate by BLT officials on Monday, comes about a year after the developer withdrew an application to construct a boatyard […] [Read More]

Mayor makes appointments to Stamford historic preservation commission

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Mayor David Martin announced this morning that he has picked eight people to the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. Last year, Stamford voters elected to form the group as part of a Charter revision initiative. It has met monthly since April, advising the city’s Zoning Board on developments that affect historic structures and neighborhoods and working […] [Read More]

Project proposed for Cytec property, more housing slated for downtown

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Zoning wrap-up for Monday: Another piece of Cytec is up for redevelopment Another large parcel belonging to Cytec, a chemical technology firm on the city’s West Side that has subdivided its property for redevelopment, is being targeted for an industrial building with flex retail uses. A group known as West Side Development Partners has submitted […] [Read More]
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