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P&Z Watch: Potential Historic Overlay Violation in Cos Cob Puts 2013 Agreement in Limbo

Back in 2013, after two public hearings, Greenwich P&Z granted a Historic Overlay (HO) for 133 East Putnam Ave in Cos Cob. In exchange for preserving the facade and “perpetual preservation” of the historic building, they approved a former warehouse behind the building to become a dance studio. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Reacts to Pre-Application for Cluster of Six 10,000 Sq Ft Houses: “This doesn’t do anything in terms of the POCD or the Town”

Public at 21-29, ‘AKA 6107’ does allow for the provision of cluster housing, but I would not say you are hitting that goal with this application. This isn’t really cluster. This is 10,000 sq ft houses on 3 acres.” – Margarita Alban, P&Z commission chair Continue Reading →

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P&Z Nixes Retail Marijuana Establishments in Greenwich, For Now…

“A no vote for recreational cannabis sales and cultivation is also a note vote for working class people and good paying jobs. Jobs with a living wage, vacation and sick time, good health care and retirement accounts. These jobs create careers that require higher education and degrees in chemistry, botany, horticulture and so much more.” – Emily Sabo, Organizing Director for United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 919 Continue Reading →

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Neighbors Sue Greenwich P&Z Commission over Approval of Back Country Residential Ice Rink

The complaint says the applicants did not produce adequate evidence for the commission to base their approval and that development of 407 Round Hill Rd will impact the fair market value of the adjacent properties as well as the use and enjoyment of those properties. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Feedback Given on New Private High School on Pemberwick Rd

The commission was concerned about keeping the office use and school use separate. Also, since building is non compliant for the flood zone, but it does not have to become compliant unless improvements exceed 50% of the property’s value. Applicant must show the improvements do not exceed that 50%. Continue Reading →

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