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Byram Neighborhood Association Discuss New Rink Location, Traffic, Falling Rocks

As a neighbor and as a taxpayer, I think it’s irresponsible not to give the the wider Greenwich community a better understanding, comparatively, as to what the costs will be for moving the rink and for keeping it in the current location.” – Lucy von Brachel Continue Reading →

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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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In-Person Hamill Rink User Committee Meeting Results in Confrontation during Public Comment

Lucia Jansen, of the RTM budget overview committee, said, “I the lead committee that cut the $950,000 request for this budget item. We were very clear that the reason was because of the lack of information, and certainly not because of the genuine support and interest for the rink.” 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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Veterans Blast Hamill Rink User Committee: “There Will Be Hell to Pay”

Francia Alvarez said there has been talk in the RTM about the Housing Authority’s interest in developing affordable housing in the area of McKinney Terrace, which abuts Eugene Morlot Park to the north and might potentially share the access road. McKinney Terrace is housing for elderly and disabled and is run by the Housing Authority.

“Is that driveway going to provide access if it were to move forward putting in housing in the area?” she asked. Continue Reading →

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