Rich Granoff

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Synagogue at Historic Armory: No HDC Vote after Third Revision and the Clock is Ticking

The proposed Chabad Lubavitch synagogue would involve demolition of much of the historic Armory on Mason Street, built in 1911. After returning Wednesday night for a third time, the Historic District Commission said they still weren’t prepared to vote. One of many concerns was that the main synagogue entrance, which has less than the required the setback, would be directly across from the very busy fire station on Havemeyer Place. Continue Reading →

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Proposal for Abandoned CT Institute of Art Features 67 Residential Units, Supermarket

Development of properties at 581 and 585 West Putnam Ave was discussed well past midnight at Planning & Zoning Tuesday night. The proposal includes excavation of more than 20 feet of ledge over an area exceeding an acre.
That is about 31,000 cubic yards of material. Extensive blasting could last for a prolonged period of time. Continue Reading →

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Proposed 120-Unit Apartment Building at 777 West Putnam Ave Clears Hurdle

At the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency meeting, Judy Moretti voiced concerns about a proposed development at 777 West Putnam Ave.

777 West Putnam Ave LLC seeks to construct a new 120 unit apartment building with over 400 parking spaces on an 8.5 acre commercial site in Greenwich, a stone’s throw from the New York state line. Neighbors turned out to oppose the proposal. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Feedback: Proposed Sound Beach Ave Apartment Building with “Sliver” of Retail is Not Balanced

Developers of 143 Sound Beach Ave met resistance from neighbors and the P&Z commission on Tuesday. Concerns included traffic congestion, parking, and the balance of retail and residential in the “mixed use” building.

Also, with a 100 ft setback, commissioners said the retail would not engage pedestrians. Continue Reading →

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Neighborly Relations Deteriorate over Proposed Neighbor-to-Neighbor Food Pantry Building

Tuesday night’s Planning & Zoning commission meeting included a chance for dozens of neighbors and their attorneys to elaborate on their objections to Neighbor to Neighbor’s proposed food pantry and clothing distribution building adjacent to Christ Church and the Tomes Higgins House. Continue Reading →

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