Greenwich Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency

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At Greenwich Wetlands, Dissent Continues Over Tree Cutting on Former Rockefeller Land

S.E. Minor & Co showed photos taken May 21 that show the disturbed areas now “nice and full and lush,” but environmentalist Jay Fain for the neighbors said it was invasive species growing aggressively. He said the plan should emphasize native species and a maintenance plan. Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Wetlands Agency: Goldstein Must Address 16,000 Cubic Yards of Unauthorized Fill

The Goldsteins’ brought in 16,000 cubic yards of fill at their back country property, adjacent to a wetland and Converse Pond Brook (a tributary to the East Branch of the Byram River). No permit was applied for or received. Tony D’Andrea acknowledged that a great deal of damage had been done and some trees were buried in up to 18 ft of fill. Continue Reading →

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WETLANDS WATCH: Milbrook Crossing Raises Concern about Flooding, Pollution, Loss of Stabilizing Trees

“It’s in a flood way and 100 year flood plane. I have significant concern – it’s not clear how the site would be protected in small events let alone significant ones.” – Pat Sesto, Director of Greenwich Environmental Affairs Continue Reading →

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WETLANDS WATCH: 28 Proposed Residences at Former Mel Gibson Estate Scrutinized

About 100 residents wearing “RHA” stickers for Round Hill Association attended Monday’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency meeting to object to a proposed development of 28 single family homes organized as condominiums with a community center at 124 Old Mill Road. Continue Reading →

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Proposed 120-Unit Apartment Building at 777 West Putnam Ave Clears Hurdle

At the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency meeting, Judy Moretti voiced concerns about a proposed development at 777 West Putnam Ave.

777 West Putnam Ave LLC seeks to construct a new 120 unit apartment building with over 400 parking spaces on an 8.5 acre commercial site in Greenwich, a stone’s throw from the New York state line. Neighbors turned out to oppose the proposal. Continue Reading →

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Wetlands Agency Delays Application for 3 Houses at 500 Lake Ave after Agency, Residents Question Plan

A proposal do develop 500 Lake Ave into three homes after demolishing the existing 1914 mansion went before the Wetlands Agency on Monday. The applicant wants two of the three homes to have access off Round Hill Rd, where neighbors, including the Land Trust said there are sheets of water that come off the hill that is stabilized by trees the applicant seeks to remove. Though the applicant’s engineer insisted the proposal only needed tweaking, that was just the start of Agency’s concerns with the proposal. Continue Reading →

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Sparks Fly for Iron Works Application at Late Night Wetlands Meeting in Greenwich

Attorneys for the Post Road Iron Works and the intervenors jousted for the microphone in the 11th hour on Monday night, each expressing umbrage at the other’s remarks. LPE for the applicant Carver Glezen outlined plans for remediation. There is still great concern from the town sewer department about the applicant’s calculations. Continue Reading →

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Residents Blast Proposed Iron Works Development. Wetlands Director: We’re Not Letting the Applicant Skate Through.

“At this time I recommend the agency move forward with the application and resolutely pursue establishing the extent and nature of the contamination and the means to remedy it. This is the most expeditious way to address the contamination and protect the wetlands. If the applicant does not provide a detailed remediation plan, this may be reason for denial.” – Wetlands Agency Director Patricia Sesto on Post Road Iron Works Application Continue Reading →

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