Member Update: March 2022

In this issue:

It’s Time to Renew Your Membership

NSA relies on the strength of its membership – and annual dues – to continue advocating for the citizens of North Stamford.

Restaurant Announcements Renew Traffic Concerns

Good news for foodies: Frank Pepe and Shake Shack are both planning expansions in Stamford with new locations in Bull’s Head on the site of the recently-demolished Bank of America drive-thru (next to CVS).

However the recent announcement in the Stamford Advocate said nothing about the potential impact on traffic. You may recall a plan to open a Chick-fil-A in the same area was scrapped after serious concerns were voiced about the impact on this already-congested intersection.

We also note that rumors have again begun swirling about potential tenants for the Lord & Taylor location in the same area (including an old rumor about a popular grocery store chain opening in said location).

North Stamford residents are rightly concerned about the impact these projects could have on travel time downtown – already thirty or more minutes for North Stamford residents during the rush hours. The NSA is monitoring the situation closely, and will keep you updated.

CT Supreme Court Issues Decisions on Petitions

As reported in the Advocate: “The Stamford Board of Representatives can’t affirm zoning and planing-related protest petitions, the state’s highest court has ruled, answering a question that has for years rankled city boards when residents strike back against neighborhood changes.”

Why does this matter to North Stamford? NSA members have signed on to various petitions in recent years – including those considered in the Court’s decisions – to voice concerns about the pace and scope of development just south of the Merritt, only to find there’s been great confusion and uncertainty over who and how the validity of these petitions is determined.

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“Take It or Leave It Shop” Reopening

From the Recycling & Sanitation Department’s Spring newsletter: After a long hiatus, the “Take It or Leave It Shop and Book Swap” at the Katrina Mygatt Recycling Center has reopened.

In addition, a Hazardous Waste Collection Event has been announced for July 16th, 9am-2pm, at Rippowam Middle School.

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Recent Property Transfers

Selected home sales in North Stamford, as reported by the Stamford Town Clerk: