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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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Selectmen Mull GHS Student Parking, Double Parking, Lack of Compliance on Drop off and Pick Up Agreement

First Selectman Peter Tesei asked for more aggressive police enforcement against double parking on Hillside Road and suggested a working committee be formed to explore smoother drop off and pick up. Continue Reading →

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