Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: 1854 Farmhouse to Give Way to 8-Unit Residential Building

An application has been submitted to the Dept of Public Works Buildings division to demolish a home at 56 Old Field Point Rd in Greenwich. The single family home, located in the R6 zone was built in 1854.

The owner is 56 OFP, LLC, which is registered to Peter Lauridsen and Paul Pugliese of 28 Lafayette Place.

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.

The new eight-unit residential building will be constructed on the site, which is located between Ute Place and Spring Street (near Boxcar Cantina). The proposal was approve by the P&Z commission on September 7, in a vote of 5-0 with Maitland, Alban, Levy, Fox and Macri voting.

The architect on the project is Rudy Ridberg. The attorney is Thomas Heagney. The applicant.

rendering of 56 Old Field Point Road

Rendering of facade of 56 Old Field Point Road presented to the Planning and Zoning commission on June 13, 2017

During the application procedure there were issues with traffic because the property is located at the bottom of a hill, where the road straightens out after a curve. Drivers head down Hamilton Avenue, which turns into Old Field Point Road on their way to I95 and the train station.

Neighbors were concerned the eight-family complex with 22 parking spaces would change the character of the area.

In the end the Planning & Zoning Commission approved the application, which was initiated before rules for developing in R6 zones changed, and there therefore is grandfathered.

Existing 1840 house at 56 Old Field Point Road has been used as a single family home. June 14, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

House at 56 Old Field Point Road has been used as a single family home. June 14, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

See also:

Another Grandfathered R-6 Application: 56 Old Field Point Rd Will Have 8 Units, 22 Parking Spaces

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