Planning & Zoning Commission

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Neighbors Vent Opposition to 8-30g on Church and Sherwood; Destruction of Historic District Considered

“The point the judge made in the Stonington decision (1994) is that historic preservation, when it is a National Register District, does rise to a protection of a resource in the state of great importance. Obviously you have to balance it with the other factors and the need for affordable housing, which is also significant. It is important to consider protecting heritage.” – P&Z chair Margarita Alban 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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P&Z Nixes Retail Marijuana Establishments in Greenwich, For Now…

“A no vote for recreational cannabis sales and cultivation is also a note vote for working class people and good paying jobs. Jobs with a living wage, vacation and sick time, good health care and retirement accounts. These jobs create careers that require higher education and degrees in chemistry, botany, horticulture and so much more.” – Emily Sabo, Organizing Director for United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 919 Continue Reading →

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Neighbors Sue Greenwich P&Z Commission over Approval of Back Country Residential Ice Rink

The complaint says the applicants did not produce adequate evidence for the commission to base their approval and that development of 407 Round Hill Rd will impact the fair market value of the adjacent properties as well as the use and enjoyment of those properties. Continue Reading →

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