Katie DeLuca

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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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Riverside Towing Ability to Operate Challenged at P&Z Following Cease & Desist

Riverside Towing received a cease and desist order from Greenwich’s Zoning Enforcement Officer because they only have a permit for repair service at 561 West Putnam Ave. The question is whether towing is a use that falls under repair. Continue Reading →

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Big P&Z Meeting Tuesday Night: Come Voice Your Opinion on Greenwich Plaza Project

This application will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission, along with the related pending Municipal Improvement and preliminary site plan/special permit applications on July 30, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room in Greenwich Town Hall. Continue Reading →

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Many Voices Heard at Eastern Greenwich Civic Center Hearing for Input

There were dozens of thoughtful suggestions and many rounds of applause. Residents were told not to include fields in the discussion, but they did. Fred Camillo urged the committee to “Do it big and look to the private sector.” Others warned the committee to think within the budget. “Think Scottish” was Patty Roberts’ advice. “What’s popular today may not be popular later on.” Continue Reading →

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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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Standing Room Only as Anticipation Mounts for P&Z Decision on Chabad Synagogue

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 →

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Residents Share Putnam Ave and Greenwich Ave Likes and Dislikes at POCD Workshop

Themes emerged at Thursday’s POCD workshop where stations were set up to focus on different parts of Putnam Avenue and Greenwich Avenue. Residents looked at maps and then put post-in notes on easels under “likes” or “dislikes.” Continue Reading →

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Critical POCD Workshop Will Tackle Future of East & West Putnam Ave, and Downtown

Consultants will present a rendering of what the Post Road corridor might look like if it were built-out to its maximum building potential under the current zoning regulations. The session will also cover the future of downtown. Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 4, beginning at 7:00pm in the Greenwich High School student center. Continue Reading →

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