Richard Granoff

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P&Z Watch: Historic Building to be Repurposed as Residential, Parking Access via Car Elevator

Prior to being a bowling alley, the space was originally The Pickwick Theater, which opened in 1929 and offered both moving pictures and vaudeville acts. At the time it was one of the largest theaters in New England with somewhere between 2,000 and 2,500 seats. In 1959 it was converted into a bowling alley where a billboard advertised 56 lanes. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Stymied by Bulk of Proposed 20-Unit Apartment Building Submitted Prior to 6-110 Workforce Housing Moratorium

A proposal for a 20 unit apartment building at 1205 East Putnam Ave, next to McDonald’s in Riverside went before the Planning & Zoning commission. It came in as a 6-110 proposal for workforce housing before a moratorium was implemented. P&Z had concerns including the building’s bulk, massing, proposed .9 FAR, and traffic. Continue Reading →

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ARC Bashes Proposed “Modern, Sleek” Multi-Family Next to Town Hall, Grandfathered Before New R-6 Regs

On Wednesday night, the Architectural Review Committee again said the “modern, sleek” building proposed for the corner of Field Point Road and Sound View Drive would be out of character with the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

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