STAMFORD, CT. | Stamford Core Redevelopment

That’s untrue.

It was only approved by the Planning Board. It will next go to the Zoning Board, which will deny the application. Step 3 will be the courthouse, where lawyers will spend years arguing with each other.

STAMFORD – Side-by-side properties on Long Ridge Road would be the first in the city to be converted from obsolete office parks to housing complexes.

Two developers have similar proposals, though one is larger.

Both proposals were approved by the Planning Board. The first one was then rejected by the Zoning Board and landed in court. The second has yet to face the Zoning Board.

Both have generated significant community opposition because the office parks are surrounded by single-family homes just below the Merritt Parkway, on the edge of woodsy North Stamford.

Developer Monday Properties has proposed 508 rental apartments and 20,000 square feet of commercial space in four four-story buildings. The project on 36 acres at 900 Long Ridge Road is before a judge.

Developer Building & Land Technology is waiting for a date before the Zoning Board on its proposal to build 354 rental apartments and 9,400 square feet of commercial space in two four-story buildings. That 800 Long Ridge Road parcel is 25 acres.

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4 units on summer street

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/stamford-summer-street-apartments-historic-home-19371247.php

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I had written about this before.

I dug a little more into this. Apparently the plans were redesigned before being approved:

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34375/638470458014515423

Why was this done? So that the shingles of the new construction (on the left) match the historic home (on the right):

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34199/638465166919130000

image

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34127/638463462313070000

More renderings:

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34373/638470457654354638

The Stamford Advocate mentioned the complaints of Stamford’s vocal NIMBYs:

During Monday’s meeting, two city residents said they opposed the project because they were concerned about traffic in the area. Judy Norinsky, the president of Historic Neighborhood Preservation, a Stamford nonprofit, disagreed and called the project a “good development.”

I am glad the Planning Board ignored them. But if they listened to them and the old house got demolished, something even bigger and more likely to produce traffic would have been built:

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34373/638470457654354638

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Random small developments in Stamford

31 Maple Tree Avenue

Reconstruction of historic house (built 1921-1922) into 2 family structure + addition of 4 new townhomes

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/33871/638454054890430000

208 West Avenue

New building containing 9 apartments

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34173

91 Hope Street

Demolition of vacant building built in 1953 and most recently used as Haitian American Catholic Center. Construction of 26 new townhouses on the site.

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34177

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an update on potential redevelopment of the site of the demolished police station at 805 Bedford Street

more:

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/old-stamford-police-hq-public-safety-19369484.php

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Various Stamford updates

91 Hope Street

27-united development approved by Planning Board

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/stamford-planning-board-approves-townhome-plan-19394503.php

980 Hope Street

The applicant seeks to rehabilitate the property for a use as a mixed-use development by
constructing an addition behind the existing building for 8 studio apartments.
Also a portion of the existing building will be converted to one studio apartment for a
total of 9 studio apartments. The remainder of the existing building will continue to be
available to commercial tenants (requesting an extension of time).

source: https://www.stamfordct.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/34848/638483405125800000

source: https://gis.vgsi.com/stamfordct/Parcel.aspx?pid=29357

River Bend Center

Largely vacant office park within walking distance of Springdale train station. There is a proposal to rezone it to allow residential. Locals are bitching as always, even though residential will mean less traffic than commercial.

64 High Ridge Road

110 High Ridge Road

still not clear when Whole Foods will open

https://www.ctinsider.com/business/article/ct-whole-foods-high-ridge-road-stamford-19379323.php

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