Stamford Zoning Board rejects plan for High Ridge clinic
6:30pm at the Harry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library.
David Martin, Barry Michelson, and John Zito will be participating.
Each candidate will have five minutes to introduce themselves which will be followed by a question and answer period. The event will run from 6:30-8:00.
This is a North Stamford Association member only event. New members residing in North Stamford may join at the door.
As previously shared, the Tree Warden wanted to remove the tree. A complaint was filed by an area resident to save the tree and shift the location of the playground. The Tree Warden offered to replace the tree with three other trees of a different specie.
Positive discussion took place at the site and City Operations Director offered to double the number of replacement trees to six. He stated that he wanted the NSA to participate in the selection of replacement trees that will be proposed by the Tree Warden. None of the participants wished to cause any delay to the construction of the new playground. The offer by the City was accepted and we can expect plantings in the Spring.
The tree provides shade for children and adults using the park. The North Stamford Association has the support of City Representatives Dennis Mahoney, Susan Nable and Gail Okun to save the tree.
I am writing to update the 2 neighborhood associations, District Representatives, and interested residents who have contacted to me to send you the attached rendering of the Chestnut Hill Park Playground. Please forward as you would like to let residents get an idea of what is coming. Please note that he equipment has been ordered, and therefore the colors and equipment pieces can no longer be changed. While the rendering below accurately depicts the equipment, the color of the safety surface is actually a beige/green mix. It also does not include the fencing around the 1-5 year-olds play area and other site features. Continue reading “Letter from Erin McKenna, Associate Planner, City of Stamford Land Use Bureau about the Chestnut Hill Park Playground”
Long Ridge Fire House – Old Long Ridge Road
This meeting is open to all members in good standing. Residents of 06903 wishing to join are encouraged to join on-line by Thursday September 21st at www.northstamfordassoc.org or may join and pay at the door with proof of 06903 residency
Dear Chair Dell,
On behalf of the Board of Directors and homeowner members of the North Stamford Association, I write to you in opposition of the request to change the Stamford Zoning Code to add a new Permitted Use in C-D Designed Commercial Districts: “Gymnasium or Physical Culture Establishment”. While this request was made to accommodate changes in the High Ridge Office Park, approval would allow this use in all C-D Districts across the city. This change would conflict with the stated purpose of C-D Districts: to balance the preservation of the character of city neighborhoods and channel development to certain approved categories of usage. With the outcome of the 8/7/17 Planning Board meeting having been to table the request for future consideration, a statement in the Stamford Advocate on 8/9/17 that “the future of the city’s office parks remains unclear” drew attention to this issue. The North Stamford Association’s opposition is based on the following eight areas of concern: Continue reading “North Stamford Association submits formal letter to Planning Board opposing High Ridge Park Text Change”
One of our Board members contacted Chief of Police, Jonathan Fontneau about the claims posted on the site. We have learned that in the past thirty days there has been one successful home burglary and one attempted burglary. Today, we have heard of a second. In addition, there were three cars broken into and items stolen from those vehicles. There has however, not been any statistical increase in North Stamford crime this year or from recent years. Continue reading “Update on Crime Concerns in North Stamford”
Note the Change to the August 21 Forum
MEMBER ONLY FORUM & MEETING UPDATE
Monday August 21st – POSTPONED / New date to be determined
* Meet & Greet with City Of Stamford Department Heads
Sunday September 24, 2017
* Annual Membership Meeting: LUNCH 1pm-2pm, MEETING 2pm
Long Ridge Fire House, Old Long Ridge Road
Wednesday October 4, 2017
* Mayoral Election Forum – 6:30pm
Harry Bennett Branch of the Ferguson Library
The North Stamford Association (NSA) supports the decision of the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) in opposing the zoning text change request to rezone the High Ridge Office Park. The NSA applauds the HPAC for its effort to preserve the work of world renowned architect Hanna Bisharat by noting and promoting the historic significance of all the buildings in High Ridge Park.
The proposal by the applicant is inconsistent with current usage and architectural and quality of life issues important to immediate neighbors, with negative implications for North Stamford and City of Stamford residents at large.
This proposed text change, if approved, would have serious adverse consequences for office parks throughout the city, with negative ramifications as well. The North Stamford Association appreciates the efforts of the Planning Board to adhere to the original concepts and principals of the Master Plan regarding mixed-use development.
The North Stamford Association is pleased to announce the following Member Only Events:
Monday, July 17th – A Conversation with Stamford Police Captain Sue Bretthauer. Hear how the Stamford Police Department works to protect residents of North Stamford and engage with the Captain on issues of concern (6:30pm – Long Ridge Fire House, Old Long Ridge Road )
Monday August 21st – City of Stamford Operations; an evening dialogue on improvements to our city and the challenges on the road to maintaining quality operations. (6:30pm – Long Ridge Fire House, Old Long Ridge Road)
Sunday September 24th – Annual Meeting of the membership of the North Stamford Association. Catch up on the year in review and the issues facing North Stamford that lie ahead. (Time TBD – Long Ridge Fire House, Old Long Ridge Road)
Wednesday October 4th – Election Forum; Hear from and engage with the candidates vying to lead critical offices and work on behalf of residents. (6:30pm – Harry Bennett branch of the Ferguson Library)
Mark your calendars now and save these dates. These events are for paid members in good standing. New members residing in North Stamford may also join at the door. Tell your friends and neighbors to join the North Stamford Association so they too can be part of these important gatherings.
We look forward to seeing you!