Planning & Zoning Commission

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P&Z, Residents Still Wary of 20-Unit Building; Applicant Hints at 8-30g

“You have all these incentives, and you push back. There is an 8-30g,” contract purchaser Andrew Toth warned, referring to the state statute for affordable housing exempting developers from local zoning regulations. “Property is expensive. You have to have a certain rent roll.” Continue Reading →

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Owners of House in CGB Zone on Cusp of Residential Neighborhood Seek to Build Anew

There is a proposal before the Planning and Zoning commission from the owners of 10 Lexington Ave to tear it down and build anew. It is in the CBG zone and has offices on the first and second floors and an apartment for out of town guests on the third floor. The new building would have the same use. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Proposed Smith Cove Addition Pits Neighbor Against Neighbor

An application to construct additions and make renovations to an existing two-family at 29 Davenport Ave on Smith Cove (in the R6 multi-family zone) met resistance. A neighbor said trust had been an issue because the applicant had built stone walls without permits and that one of them encroached onto her property. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Greenwich Reform Synagogue Wants Conditions Lifted; Tries Commission’s Patience

“We should be making sure the site is safe. I want to lay down for the record that we’re requesting this information in support of the ancillary uses, but to make sure the site is safe and that the circulation works effectively and that the parking works effectively.” – P&Z Chair Margarita Alban Continue Reading →

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P&Z Watch: Kinsman Lane Counseling Practice, Open Space Violation, Rowing Club with 12 Apartments

An application for a group counseling practice in a residential neighborhood returned to P&Z on Tuesday. The commission also saw applications from homeowners with an open space violation by Mianus Pond and the first application to come in under the new Waterfront Business Zone since it was overhauled. 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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Letter: Combination of state regulations and developer greed are lethal to Greenwich

“Please, consider what is being done and think about what the “green wall” and “l-shaped building” will mean to our town. That you are not receiving an avalanche of mail is probably only that we are beginning to give in to the inevitable…a cityscape, a future morass that once was a caring, involved town.” – Judy Crystal, Greenwich Continue Reading →

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