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Neighbors Riled over Proposed Use of Historic Overlay for 4,000 Sq Ft “Carriage House” in Front of 1923 English Manor

Neighbors in the area of Calhoun Drive and Upland waited for hours to testify against a proposed 4,500 sq ft “carriage house” in front of a historic 1923 house at 21 Calhoun Drive that likely, even if preserved, would no longer be visible from the street. Continue Reading →

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Riverside Towing Ability to Operate Challenged at P&Z Following Cease & Desist

Riverside Towing received a cease and desist order from Greenwich’s Zoning Enforcement Officer because they only have a permit for repair service at 561 West Putnam Ave. The question is whether towing is a use that falls under repair. Continue Reading →

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Train Station Redevelopment to Make First Stop in Permit Process on Thursday

The P&Z department seeks public input on the project. The applications include a preliminary site plan and special permit, a text amendment, and a Municipal Improvement subject to approval first by the Board of Selectmen. Continue Reading →

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Making it Easier to Age in Place in Greenwich: It’s all in the planning.

Steven Katz, vice chair of Greenwich’s Commission on Aging and founder of Sterling Care in Greenwich, talks about assisted living and aging in place in Greenwich, where in fact there are no assisted living facilities.
A recent survey of residents 45+ revealed people want to retire here but many anticipate moving out of town.
“Moving to Stamford is not aging in place,” Katz said. Continue Reading →

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Music & Arts Private Lessons Get the Gong from Planning & Zoning

Music & Arts in Greenwich sought to offer private lessons in four small “chambers” at their retail store. The Zoning Enforcement Officer had determined the lessons were an educational use and therefore not permitted. Applicant’s attorney John Tesei said the lessons were not an educational use, but rather “physical conditioning,” which is a Personal Service, which is allowed in the Central Business Retail Zone. The commission voted unanimously to deny the application. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Folds on Proposed 30% Increase in FAR for Schools

The amendment, had it gone through, would have given relief to schools that are maxed out on their FAR, including Greenwich High School and Greenwich Academy who have been purchasing adjacent homes to their campus in order to expand their FAR. Continue Reading →

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