Stamford’s master plan

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]

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

  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]

Zoning application filed for “hole in the ground” development

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
Bridgewater rendering square

Poll: What do you think about the Bridgewater deal being in doubt?

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]

Demolition report: 545 Bedford St. in downtown Stamford

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

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]

UPDATE – Poll: Where do you stand on the Bridgewater proposal?

Due to a technical glitch the actual poll on this post wasn’t displaying correctly. Here is the poll and sorry for the earlier confusion:   Cast your vote here to state your position on the state-backed plan to bring hedge fund Bridgewater Associates to the site of a former boatyard off Bateman Way in the […] [Read More]

Pavia to announce a fill for the hole in the ground

STAMFORD — After more than 30 years as a vacant lot, the piece of property downtown known as “the hole in the ground” may finally be developed. Mayor Michael Pavia issued a a press release Wednesday afternoon to announce he will make an announcment at 9 a.m. Thursday on “a resolution to a decades-long land-use […] [Read More]

Atlantic Street Post Office sale still not allowed

The group opposing a $4.3 million deal to sell the Atlantic Street Post Office to a high-rise apartment developer, has won an injunction in federal court., reported the court victory earlier this week in the fight over the future of Stamford’s historic post office. A California-led group, the National Post Office Collaborate, with a […] [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown

Developer floating revamped boatyard pact with city

Building and Land Technology could resubmit a controversial license agreement for review to Stamford land use officials within days, resuming an effort to move forward with a plan to build a headquarters for one of the world’s largest hedge funds on Stamford’s west harbor, a lawyer for the Stamford based developer said Monday. [Read More]
Categories: Development, Downtown, Zoning