P&Z Public Hearing to Include Development at Intersection of Sheephill & East Putnam Ave


Greenwich’s Planning & Zoning Commission will review the final site plan and special permit application to merge 1137 East Putnam Ave and 5 Sheephill Road, and construct a 40,931 sq.ft. mixed-use building during their Tuesday, June 27 meeting.

The item is the first on Tuesday’s agenda for public hearing, which will start no earlier than 7:15pm.

The proposal has generated controversy as many residents in the area complain that it is too big and will exacerbate existing traffic and congestion. Sheephill is a major north-south commuter route, and East Putnam Ave is near I95 exit 5 and frequently backs up with traffic. Residents have called Peter Tesei’s Ask the First radio program to voice concerns about the proposed development. Neighbors have also spoken out at earlier P&Z hearings on the application.

The applicants, J&J Greenwich, LLC, which is registered to Kyung Ok Lee and Jong Won Lee of 30 Hunting Ridge Road in Greenwich, are planning to build a 4 story, 40,931 sq. ft. building combining residential units, office and retail space.

The plan is for 17 one-bedroom housing units with four designated moderate income.

Intersection of Sheephill Rd and East Putnam Ave where two properties will be merged to make way for a multi purpose building. Dec. 9, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Intersection of Sheephill Rd and East Putnam Ave where two properties will be merged to make way for a multi purpose building. Dec. 9, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

The proposal will merge two properties and remove the existing structures to make way for the new four story 40,931 sq ft mixed-use building.

During a December 2016 P&Z meeting, the application was converted to preliminary. Then there was a motion by Mrs. Alban, seconded by Mr. Fox, to move preliminary to final with modifications. The vote was unanimous 5-0. When the applicant returns to P&Z on Tuesday, it will be for final site plan.

See also: Multi-Use Building at Corner of Sheephill and East Putnam Ave Causes a Stir 

 

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