Dennis Yeskey

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P&Z Watch: Consider Second GHS Egress As Part of Cardinal Stadium Phase 1

The P&Z commissioners want the stadium project to be more “holistic” and possibly prioritize the second egress off East Putnam Ave by including it in Phase 1, along with new bleachers and ADA compliance elements including handicapped parking and elevator to press box. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Balks at Proposed GCDS Stadium; Traffic Is Main Concern

The P&Z commission balked at proposed GCDS proposed lower school athletic fields upgrades mainly because they would generate traffic in an already congested area.

They said they’d prefer GCDS migrate their athletic fields to the school’s Stanwich campus, which is further from the congested GHS/CMS corridor.

They also suggested borrowing locker rooms and toilet facilities from the Greenwich Skating Club in the interim. Continue Reading →

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Neighbors Riled over Proposed Use of Historic Overlay for 4,000 Sq Ft “Carriage House” in Front of 1923 English Manor

Neighbors in the area of Calhoun Drive and Upland waited for hours to testify against a proposed 4,500 sq ft “carriage house” in front of a historic 1923 house at 21 Calhoun Drive that likely, even if preserved, would no longer be visible from the street. Continue Reading →

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P&Z, Residents Still Wary of 20-Unit Building; Applicant Hints at 8-30g

“You have all these incentives, and you push back. There is an 8-30g,” contract purchaser Andrew Toth warned, referring to the state statute for affordable housing exempting developers from local zoning regulations. “Property is expensive. You have to have a certain rent roll.” Continue Reading →

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P&Z Applauds Abilis Coffee Shop, Reluctant on Historic Overlay for 48 Maple

“An HO allows additional uses, but it also allows for an increase in square footage in the building, up to 28,800 sq ft….Now there is 12,000 sq ft. …You’re having a Historic Overlay to save the building in perpetuity, but in 20 years the church could add an awful lot and redevelop to 28,000 sq ft.” – P&Z Commissioner Nick Macri Continue Reading →

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Sharp Words Exchanged at P&Z Meeting on Proposed 6-110 Development at 62 Mason Street

Several commissioners gave architectural advice on the design proposed for 62 Mason Street after the applicant had done what ARC asked during 3 meetings. The chair asked them to refrain. Then the applicant surprised P&Z by saying a century old Magnolia tree was unhealthy, and needed to come down. That was a surprise considering that was not mentioned at last week’s tree hearing on a different tree. Continue Reading →

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