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Neighbors Slam BOE Proposal for Temporary Lighting on CMS Field; P&Z Says Come Back with More Details

At Tuesday night’s P&Z meeting, neighbors turned out with their objections to illuminating the field at CMS with temporary lights powered by generators. The superintendent and director of facilities for Greenwich Schools said they’d like to use the field for the GHS boys rugby team, which includes freshmen, JV and Varsity teams. A major concern was parents picking up students on Orchard Street where teens cut through an unlit path. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Feedback: Proposed Sound Beach Ave Apartment Building with “Sliver” of Retail is Not Balanced

Developers of 143 Sound Beach Ave met resistance from neighbors and the P&Z commission on Tuesday. Concerns included traffic congestion, parking, and the balance of retail and residential in the “mixed use” building.

Also, with a 100 ft setback, commissioners said the retail would not engage pedestrians. Continue Reading →

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Planning & Zoning Commission Votes Unanimously on “Attics & Basements” Proposal

After waiting five hours, a group of about 20 residents got the answer they had been waiting for. It was after midnight when the Planning & Zoning commission voted on the proposed amendment to the way FAR is calculated for attics and basement. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Mulls Attics & Basements: Packed House Testy at Times

At Tuesday’s Planning & Zoning meeting, there was an interesting conversation about a proposal to exclude attics and basements in calculations for Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR) of homes in Greenwich. Some residents grew frustrated, even though the commissioners agreed, in concept, with the idea of excluding attics and basements from FAR calculations. Continue Reading →

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Sam Bridge Neighbor to P&Z: I’m not a reindeer hater. I object to a month-long carnival.

A neighbor of Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses objected to what he called a month-long carnival, referring to the reindeer festival which runs over four weeks and includes a generator to power two amusement rides: a train and carousel. He also had concerns about traffic and property values. Continue Reading →

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Richard Maitland Elected to Replace Donald Heller as P&Z Chair, Margarita Alban Becomes Secretary

The Planning and Zoning commission voted for new officers on Monday. The officers were announced at the beginning of what would be a 5 hour meeting to discuss the 830G application for high density residential building at the site of the Post Road Iron Works. Continue Reading →

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