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P&Z Feedback: Proposed Sound Beach Ave Apartment Building with “Sliver” of Retail is Not Balanced

Developers of 143 Sound Beach Ave met resistance from neighbors and the P&Z commission on Tuesday. Concerns included traffic congestion, parking, and the balance of retail and residential in the “mixed use” building.

Also, with a 100 ft setback, commissioners said the retail would not engage pedestrians. Continue Reading →

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Planning & Zoning Commission Votes Unanimously on “Attics & Basements” Proposal

After waiting five hours, a group of about 20 residents got the answer they had been waiting for. It was after midnight when the Planning & Zoning commission voted on the proposed amendment to the way FAR is calculated for attics and basement. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Mulls Attics & Basements: Packed House Testy at Times

At Tuesday’s Planning & Zoning meeting, there was an interesting conversation about a proposal to exclude attics and basements in calculations for Floor-Area-Ratio (FAR) of homes in Greenwich. Some residents grew frustrated, even though the commissioners agreed, in concept, with the idea of excluding attics and basements from FAR calculations. Continue Reading →

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Sam Bridge Neighbor to P&Z: I’m not a reindeer hater. I object to a month-long carnival.

A neighbor of Sam Bridge Nursery and Greenhouses objected to what he called a month-long carnival, referring to the reindeer festival which runs over four weeks and includes a generator to power two amusement rides: a train and carousel. He also had concerns about traffic and property values. Continue Reading →

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Richard Maitland Elected to Replace Donald Heller as P&Z Chair, Margarita Alban Becomes Secretary

The Planning and Zoning commission voted for new officers on Monday. The officers were announced at the beginning of what would be a 5 hour meeting to discuss the 830G application for high density residential building at the site of the Post Road Iron Works. Continue Reading →

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