Stamford Zoning Board will rule on High Ridge medical facility

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The owner of an office park near High Ridge Road may soon learn whether an outpatient surgery facility will be a permitted use in commercial districts. On Monday, the Zoning Board held a public hearing on a longstanding application from George Comfort & Sons, which owns High Ridge Park on Turn of River Road. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Health, Turn of River, Zoning

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]
Categories: Development, Zoning

Zoning Board meeting rescheduled

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The Zoning Board has canceled tonight’s meeting. It will instead hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.  in the fourth floor cafeteria of the Government Center.   [Read More]
Categories: Zoning

State DOT postpones presentation in Stamford

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City land use officials and other stakeholders will have to wait longer still to hear from state Department of Transportation Commission James Redeker. Redeker had been scheduled to speak before the Zoning and Planning boards on Jan. 27 about its controversial $500 million redevelopment of the city’s downtown transportation hub. Last week, however, the city’s […] [Read More]

Stamford Planning Board set to reconsider surgery center

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A plan to permit an outpatient surgery center in an office park near High Ridge Road is set to go back to the city’s Planning Board. Commercial property owner George Comfort & Sons is seeking a zone change to make way for a 14,000-square-foot surgical center in High Ridge Park that would be run by […] [Read More]
Categories: Planning, The Ridges, Zoning

Zoning Board to revisit proposed medical facility on Turn of River

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A plan to introduce a surgery center/out patient facility at High Ridge Park, a corporate office park on Turn of River Road, will be reviewed by Zoning Board on Monday during a public hearing. In September, the board denied the application by the office park owner George Comfort & Sons to amend the zoning for […] [Read More]
Categories: City hall, Health, Zoning

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]

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]