At the Dec 18 P&Z meeting the commission reviewed the application for a new Chabad Lubavitch synagogue at the corner of Mason Street and Havemeyer including parking, rooftop playground, and safety given there is an entrance opposite the fire house.
Rabbi Yossi Deren said the commission was being discriminatory and “moving the lines.” The acting chair said the commission was working according to regulations and the process is iterative. Continue Reading →
Music & Arts in Greenwich sought to offer private lessons in four small “chambers” at their retail store. The Zoning Enforcement Officer had determined the lessons were an educational use and therefore not permitted. Applicant’s attorney John Tesei said the lessons were not an educational use, but rather “physical conditioning,” which is a Personal Service, which is allowed in the Central Business Retail Zone. The commission voted unanimously to deny the application. Continue Reading →
Jim Michel said the State has set aside $3.8 million in funding, though the current estimate is $4.9 million. “They said they’d honor and bring the funding up to $4.9 million when we submit the final design plans,” he said. One resident warned that the only place where there is free cheese is in a mouse trap. Continue Reading →
A proposed text amendment to the CGIO zone might make possible a 70 unit residential development with significant public parking underground, a public park at the corner of Lewis and Benedict Place, indoor community space for meetings and a pedestrian connector to Greenwich Ave. Continue Reading →
Adrienne Sternlicht, who has Olympic Aspirations, sought approval from P&Z Approval for a 14 Acre Horse Farm for 14 Horses on Old Mill Road. Continue Reading →
Saturday was a stunning sunny day for the 7th annual Wine + Food Festival in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Continue Reading →
After waiting five hours, a group of about 20 residents got the answer they had been waiting for. It was after midnight when the Planning & Zoning commission voted on the proposed amendment to the way FAR is calculated for attics and basement. Continue Reading →