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P&Z Watch: Application Seeks to Keep “Temporary” Building in Horseneck Lot; Relocate Town Operations from Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

By further delaying or possibly removing the requirement to demolish the temporary building in Horseneck Lot (currently being used by Byram Fire Station), town operations in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park could be moved away from the waterfront.
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RENDERINGS ADDED. P&Z Watch: Tuesday Agenda to Feature Cos Cob 22-Unit Multi-Story Building with Workforce Housing & Retail at Former Friendly’s

The applicant proposes a mixed-use, moderate income housing development of three stories including 22 units, with five of them (20%) being moderate or “workforce” housing as per section 6-110. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Approves Legal Settlement for 30 Unit Building to Replace Homes on Milbank

The application was submitted before P&Z changed the rule in R-6 zone allowing no more than 2-family homes. After P&Z denied the project in 2017, the applicant took the Town to court. The settlement involves 30 units in two buildings connected by a glass lobby. Continue Reading →

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Again, P&Z, Neighbors Balk at 143 Sound Beach Avenue Development Filed Under 8-30g

143 Sound Beach Avenue

The last public hearing on the proposed development on Sound Beach Ave drew a standing room only crowd. Again. The building features just 47 parking spots for 60 units, in which 30% would be marketed as affordable under CT General Statute 8-30g. Continue Reading →

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With No End in Sight for GHS Fields Shortage and Lighting Restrictions, GCDS Enjoys “Friday Night Lights”

The good news is the gym floor at GHS is done and is beautiful. But, with daylight savings time around the corner, the squeeze on fields is tightening. Meanwhile GCDS brought in temporary lights for “Friday Night Lights” and had a blast. Continue Reading →

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As Proposed, 355-Unit Apartment Building at Iron Works Site Looms Large, Questions Remain

In a test of endurance the Planning & Zoning commission met until 1:49am on Tuesday to deal almost exclusively with the proposed development of the Post Road Iron Works site. Many outstanding issues remain, including potential contamination of a pond on an adjacent property, a proposed “liner fix” for the sewer, traffic, drainage, and more. Continue Reading →

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