Historic District Commission

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

At Tuesday’s P&Z meeting  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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“Milbrook Crossing” Seeks to Use P&Z Historic Overlay to Preserve Grand Homes on Post Road

A proposal to use the HO regulations to preserve a row of three grand turn-of-century homes on the Post Road would create a residential community appealing to empty-nesters is working its way through Town Hall. On December 5 the Historic District Commission unanimously endorsed the project, approving a certificate of appropriateness. The vote was 8-0. Continue Reading →

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Synagogue at Historic Armory: No HDC Vote after Third Revision and the Clock is Ticking

The proposed Chabad Lubavitch synagogue would involve demolition of much of the historic Armory on Mason Street, built in 1911. After returning Wednesday night for a third time, the Historic District Commission said they still weren’t prepared to vote. One of many concerns was that the main synagogue entrance, which has less than the required the setback, would be directly across from the very busy fire station on Havemeyer Place. Continue Reading →

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