Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: Downtown Mixed Use House Built in 1920

 An application has been submitted by 10 Lexington Avenue LLC to the Dept of Public Works Buildings division to demolish a home at 10 Lexington in Greenwich, 06830.

The mixed use building, located in the CBG zone, is located just off Mason Street in downtown.

The house was built in 1920.

The new building will have offices on the first and second floor and an apartment on the third floor, which is how the existing building is configured.

The new building will be slightly smaller than the existing one in terms of square footage, but will nevertheless will be over what is permitted in CGB zone.

The reason is there is a public act passed initially in 2017 and revised sightly in 2018 that allows a non-conforming use and building to be torn down and reconstructed as long as there is no intent by the owner to abandon that nonconforming use, which is what is proposed at 10 Lexington Ave.

Start date of the 45 mandatory day wait period for demolition was Jan 23, 2020.

First date permit is eligible for issuance is March 8, 2020.

Because the home was built before 1940, a written letter of objection submitted to the Building Division of DPW will trigger an additional 45 day stay of demolition.

Further information concerning this pending application may be obtained by contacting the DPW-Division of Buildings 203-622-7754

Sketch of view of proposed 10 Lexington Ave building with residential house to east (left) and First County Bank and its parking lot to west (right).

Sketch of view of proposed 10 Lexington Ave building with residential house to east (left) and First County Bank and its parking lot to west (right).

Drawing of proposed 10 Lexington Ave building from front and side.