“The SOMR proposed by a bi-partisan group of my colleagues in D-7 is not an Affordable Housing Plan, nor does it have any powers of enforcement. It is merely one more vehicle to let our legislators know that Greenwich citizens are extraordinarily concerned that we are losing control of the planning process.” – Submitted by Ellen Brennan-Galvin, RTM D-7, Vice-Chair, Land Use Committee Continue Reading →
A Window into the Crafting of DeSegregate CT State Zoning Legislation
On Jan 21 Sara Bronin of Hartford was the featured speaker on a Zoom talk titled “Making Urbanism Antiracist,” organized by YIMBY Action. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Government, Real Estate, #blacklivesmatter, accessory dwelling units, accessory units, ADU, affordable housing, DeSegregate CT
UPDATE: Greenwich Athletic Foundation Withdraws its Referral to RTM for the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center MI
The EGCC committee co chairs Gary Del’Abate and Scott Johnson explained that budget was limited, parking would not be inadequate and they were planning a civic center rather than an athletic facility. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Government, Health, Sports, Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, GAF, Gary Del'Abate, Greenwich Athletic Foundation, land use
Greenwich P&Z Watch: DeSegregate CT Seeks to Make Single Family Zoning a Thing of the Past
Katie DeLuca, Margarita Alban and P&Z commissioners warned the RTM Land Use committee that in addition to DeSegregate CT’s efforts to eliminate single family zoning and large lots, there is proposed legislation that goes so far as to require towns provide sewers or multi-family septic systems for 2, 4, and 6-family homes. Also, Woodbridge, CT, is being sued for its single family zoning. Continue Reading →
Filed under: Government, Real Estate, 6-110, affordable housing, Christine Edwards, community character, Dave Hardman, Dennis Yeskey
Making it Easier to Age in Place in Greenwich: It’s all in the planning.
Steven Katz, vice chair of Greenwich’s Commission on Aging and founder of Sterling Care in Greenwich, talks about assisted living and aging in place in Greenwich, where in fact there are no assisted living facilities.
A recent survey of residents 45+ revealed people want to retire here but many anticipate moving out of town.
“Moving to Stamford is not aging in place,” Katz said. Continue Reading →