Bruce Cohen

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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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Big P&Z Meeting Tuesday Night: Come Voice Your Opinion on Greenwich Plaza Project

This application will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission, along with the related pending Municipal Improvement and preliminary site plan/special permit applications on July 30, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room in Greenwich Town Hall. Continue Reading →

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Maple Avenue Neighbors Versus Greenwich Academy: The Battle Has Just Begun

At Tuesday’s P&Z meetingĀ  Greenwich Academy returned with an updated proposal to combine 96 Maple and 100 Maple into one property where they seek to relocate their Cowan Center, a program for children from 8 weeks old to 4 years old, that services teachers at Greenwich Academy, Brunswick School, and “affiliate families.” The house is located in the single family R-20 zone. It was granted a Historic Overlay (HO) for a second unit in 1979 in return for preserving the historic structure in perpetuity. In later years, the house was illegally divided into four units and has four kitchens. Subscribe to the daily Greenwich Free Press newsletter. Continue Reading →

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