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P&Z WATCH: Tough Questions Posed for Greenwich Housing Authority’s 52-Unit “Vinci Gardens”

The 52unites would go toward the 1200 units needed to comply with CT Affordable Housing Statute 8-30g.
Feedback on the proposed 52 unit affordable senior independent living facility touched on infrastructure, materials for the building, parking, modular construction, Anne Kristoff memorial tree and loss of tree canopy. Continue Reading →

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Frank Talk about Racism Trips up State Rep at “Mansion Tax” Hearing

Last week, the bill on everyone’s mind was SB1024. Over 340 people signed up to speak at a CGA Planning & Development Committee hearing on March 15, which focused on SB1024, aka “Desegregate CT bill.” The legislation would require all Connecticut towns to change zoning to allow more multi-family housing based on the premise that it would lead to more affordable housing. This week the bill that is top of mind is SB1068, also called the “mansion tax.” A public hearing on Monday drew 67 people to testify. Continue Reading →

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Out-Of-Town Drivers Cited for Aggressive Driving on Greenwich Ave during RTM SOMR Testimony on Restoring Officers to Directing Traffic

During testimony on a RTM SOMR to restore police officers to direct traffic on Greenwich Ave, residents pointed to New Yorkers speeding and disobeying traffic rules, as well as a resurgence in skateboarding on the Avenue. Continue Reading →

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Forum on Affordable Housing Focuses on Local Control, Property Rights and Unintended Consequences of Future State Legislation

The hosts and panelists said they feared the legislation would diminish the authority of local zoning boards and give the State of Connecticut significantly more control of local zoning. Continue Reading →

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Housing Authority Grilled Over Proposed 4-Story, 51 Unit Building for Seniors 55+ at Armstrong Court

Selectman Sandy Litvack questioned the Housing Authority why they want to enter the market rate rental business. Their proposed 4 story building will have 51 units of which 90% will be market rate. Continue Reading →

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