Member Update: September 2022

In this issue:

ADUs: Zoning Public Hearing Tonight

As City debates the future for ADUs in North Stamford, residents are urged to act

Hopefully you had a chance to read through the recent info NSA sent out about Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in North Stamford. If you haven’t, here’s a useful summary we’ve put together with all of the basics.

The Zoning Board is holding a public hearing via Zoom tonight at 6:30pm to discuss proposed changes to accommodate ADUs in Samford. In addition, Aquarian “give an update on the City of Stamford’s water supply and its impact with respect to development.” Members are encouraged to attend – click here to register.

North Stamford Town Hall Meeting This Saturday

Farm House at the Crossroads Restaurant, Sat., October 1st, Noon to 1:15pm

From Don Mays, District 19 Rep:

“We are holding a North Stamford Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, October 1st at the Farm House at the Crossroads Restaurant from 12:00 to 1:15. You will get an opportunity to meet your local Stamford representatives and learn about what is going on in city government. You will also have an opportunity to raise issues that are concerning to you. The meeting will end with a talk by Farm House restaurant owners about their recent renovation. Please join us.”

Special thanks to Don for making sure this was scheduled after our Shredding event on Saturday (see next item).

FREE* Bulk Paper Shredding Saturday

Scofieldtown Recycling Center, Sat., October 1st, 9am to Noon

Shred Day, sponsored by the North Stamford Association, will be held this Saturday, October 1st from 9am to noon at the Scofieldtown Recycling Center on Rockrimmon Road (near Scofieldtown Road). 

* This event free to NSA members. Also free to those who live in 06903 and join the North Stamford Association at the event. There is a $15 fee for non-members who use the shredder.

If you’re not already a member, this is a great opportunity to meet the members and to learn more about NSA’s mission to preserve and protect North Stamford!

Board of Reps Urges North Stamford “Untouched” Land Remain Untouched

Stamford Board of Representatives urges city to keep — not sell — 5 acres of ‘untouched’ land

From the Stamford Advocate:

As part of a process that occurs at least once every three years, the city proposed selling seven pieces of vacant land at auction so they could potentially be developed as single-family or two-family dwellings. The Planning Board recommended that the city go forward with selling the properties. The Board of Finance refined that, saying only two off Rock Rimmon Road in North Stamford were worth putting on the market.

But the Board of Representatives had a different recommendation. It voted unanimously this week to recommend that the city retain the two properties as a “preserve.”

Click here for the full article

“The King of Swing” Home for Sale

The former North Stamford residence of Benny Goodman is for sale

From the Stamford Advocate:

[T]he Rock Rimmon Road home was once the estate of musician and “King of Swing,” Benny Goodman, according to the listing. Born in 1909 in Chicago, the clarinetist played with his first pit band by age 11 and became a member of the American Federation of Musicians by age 14, according to Goodman’s website. By 1934, Goodman led his first band, and a year later, he and his band helped usher in the swing era of music. Goodman was nicknamed the “King of Swing” by Time magazine in 1937, and his self-named band went on to play with musicians from Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands.

Click here for the full article

Recent Property Transfers

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