Paul Pugliese

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Old Greenwich Merchants to Town: Increase Parking Enforcement

“If parking is not enforced on Sound Beach, I don’t see the incentive for employees to buy permits for $175….I don’t think I’ve ever seen any parking enforcement on Sound Beach and I’ve been there almost 13 years.” – Abigail Fox, Owner Abigail Fox Designs Continue Reading →

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20-Unit Apartment Building Does Not Fare Well in Architectural Critique

A 20-Unit apartment building with four units of workforce housing submitted under the 6-110 moderate income housing regulation is proposed on East Putnam Ave between Pet Pantry and McDonald’s in Riverside. Continue Reading →

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Back Country Real Estate Talk Packs Round Hill Community Center

Panelists said back country houses continue to sell though prices have come down. Westchester sellers continue to buy in Greenwich where property taxes are significantly lower. Young families continue to move to back country for the same reasons as always: affordable taxes, great schools, privacy, and country living. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Property Rights Struggle Bubbling Up at Shore Acres

If you own title to an access way to Greenwich Cove established a century ago and the town never taxed it, can you pave it and use part of it for your driveway? Can you use its FAR to build a bigger house on your adjacent lot where you already tore down a house? Shore Acres neighbors say absolutely not. Continue Reading →

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POCD Open Mic Night Highlights

On Thursday night P&Z held an open mic session at town hall for residents to give input to the 2019 Plan of Conservation and Development which is updated every ten years. A couple dozen people spoke, mainly longtime residents and familiar faces in local government and non profits including the Greenwich Tree Conservancy. Aleksandra Moch of the Town’s conservation commission gave a snapshot of the town’s changing demographics and housing trends taken from the Partnership for Strong Communities. Median age is 42.2 years old. Which is 2 years older than average for Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Pushes Back on DPW Bridge/Rotary Project on Sound Beach Ave

Jim Michel said the State has set aside $3.8 million in funding, though the current estimate is $4.9 million. “They said they’d honor and bring the funding up to $4.9 million when we submit the final design plans,” he said. One resident warned that the only place where there is free cheese is in a mouse trap. Continue Reading →

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ARC Bashes Proposed “Modern, Sleek” Multi-Family Next to Town Hall, Grandfathered Before New R-6 Regs

On Wednesday night, the Architectural Review Committee again said the “modern, sleek” building proposed for the corner of Field Point Road and Sound View Drive would be out of character with the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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