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P&Z Watch: Is 92-Unit 8-30g “The Missing Tooth” in the Fabric of Downtown Greenwich?

The commission said they were unsure that existing legal non-conformities would carry over to a new development because while non-conformities travel with a property, when 9 properties are merged, the legal non-conformities might cease to exist. There were also concerns about the optics of developing affordable housing on a contaminated site. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: 8-30g Application on Mason St – “A Cavernous Effect on the Street”

The P&Z commission noted that while 8-30g waived regs on setbacks for residential, it says nothing about commercial. The application includes retail in both buildings. There were still concerns about a condo building separate from affordable building, as well as height and mass. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Does Separating Market Rate from Affordables in 2 Buildings Pass the Sniff Test?

“I’m very sensitive every time I testify in Hartford about the perception of Greenwich and the treatment I get when I’m testifying because I’m from Greenwich. I want to show that we’re putting our best foot forward and making a genuine effort. I want to pass the sniff test.” – P&Z chair Margarita Alban Continue Reading →

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Multi-Story Buildings Proposed at Former Honda Dealership on Both Sides of Mason Street

A new application to P&Z would replace the former Honda dealership, as well as a residential house and a commercial building on Greenwich Ave, with two multi-story apartment buildings and retail space on the first floor level. One building would be six stories and one would be stories. Continue Reading →

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Pre-Application for Six Units By Historic Armory Would Honor, Not Preserve “Drill Shed”

A pre-application has been submitted to the Greenwich Planning & Zoning Commission for a development of residential units totaling 19,000+ sq ft in the parking lot next to the historic Armory on Mason Street, at the corner of Havemeyer Place. The proposal would not preserve the historic drill shed. Applicant’s rendering of conceptual proposal for the “drill shed” at the historic Armory. Specifically, the applicants propose a zone change from CGB to CGB-HO (historic overlay). They seek to build six residential units over both ground-level parking and underground parking. Continue Reading →

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