Bruce Cohen

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P&Z Questions New Train Station Plan about Its “Mid-Century Modern” Architecture

The new proposal for Greenwich Train Station and Greenwich Plaza focuses on the north side of the development.

The commission questioned why the architecture couldn’t incorporate elements of Greenwich Ave’s historic architecture. Continue Reading →

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Neighbors Slam Brookridge 8-30g Pre-Application; Land Use Attorney Hired by 82 Residents

Residents were upset at the clear cutting of the 1.7 acre property before an application was submitted.
Land use attorney Mario Coppola said he’d been hired by 82 residents opposed to the project and their numbers were growing. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: 8-30g Pre-Application for 15 Unit Development Next to Cos Cob School in Site of Flower Shop

Greenwich is subject to CT statute 8-30g because it does not comply with the state requirement to have 10% of its housing stock be “affordable.” It means 8-30g multi family developments do NOT have to comply with local zoning requirements including parking. Continue Reading →

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GCDS Proposes ‘Soft Opening’ for Turf Field and Temporary Bleachers

On Tuesday Greenwich Country Day School returned before the Planning & Zoning commission with a revised proposal to upgrade their lower school athletic fields at 47 Fairfield Rd, which is at the end the dead end at Cardinal Rd. Now that GCDS extended their grades through 12th and acquired the former Stanwich School for their high school campus, they seek to establish a top tier varsity athletic program. Currently, at the high school campus at 257 Stanwich Rd there isn’t enough room for a full size multi-use field. Back in January, GCDS went before P&Z with a much larger proposal. They had sought to upgrade two grass playing fields to synthetic turf, and construct a field house with boys and girls locker rooms, visiting team locker rooms, training room and toilets underneath spectator seating for 478, plus portable bleachers that seat 200 and public toilet rooms on one side of building. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Proposed Luxury Assisted Living Facility May Be Too Big, Too High

P&Z questioned a developer’s request to double the FAR for a full market-rate luxury assisted living community. They also talked about how a minimum of outdoor space enhances quality of life, and suggested the proposed 4 stories be reduced to three. Continue Reading →

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P&Z to Discuss Proposed Assisted Living Facility Zone and 4-Story Facility with 130 Units on Old Track Rd

The July 14 P&Z agenda includes a pre-application from Renamba Greenwich LLC for a zoning amendment which would allow an assisted living facility. Renamba wants to develop a parcel on Old Track Road with 100 one-bed units and 30 memory care studios. Continue Reading →

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