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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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

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]