John Tesei

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New Pre-App Submitted for 6-Story, 60 Unit Affordable Housing 8-30g: “J Lofts on West Elm”

A new pre-application has been submitted to P&Z from 240 GA LLC (registered to John J Fareri), represented by attorney John Tesei, that seeks to construct a 6-story, 60-unit building with a total of 96 bedrooms under the state’s 8-30g affordable housing statute. 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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P&Z Watch: Neighbors Object to Developments on West Putnam Ave

Neighbors of the proposed developments at 581-585 West Putnam Ave and 550/600 West Putnam Ave voiced concerns about traffic, light pollution, streetscape and blasting away massive rock outcropping. Several said they don’t want the corridor to look like White Plains. Continue Reading →

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Proposal for Abandoned CT Institute of Art Features 67 Residential Units, Supermarket

Development of properties at 581 and 585 West Putnam Ave was discussed well past midnight at Planning & Zoning Tuesday night. The proposal includes excavation of more than 20 feet of ledge over an area exceeding an acre.
That is about 31,000 cubic yards of material. Extensive blasting could last for a prolonged period of time. Continue Reading →

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Music & Arts Private Lessons Get the Gong from Planning & Zoning

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 →

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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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