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Stamford: South End land-use petition survives verification process

February 12, 2019

STAMFORD — The Board of Representatives has verified a petition to overturn a Planning Board decision, setting the stages for a fight before city Representatives over further development in the city’s South End.

The petition, brought by the South End Neighborhood Revitalization Zone, seeks to reverse the Planning Board’s January approval of plans to re-map a block in the neighborhood in the city’s Master Plan to allow for higher density housing.

Harbor Point developer Building and Land Technology has proposed to build a high-density apartment building on the site, once home to B&S Carting between Woodland Avenue and Walter Wheeler Drive.

The verification itself is a sign off that the NRZ collected enough signatures for the Board of Representatives to hear the case. The board has not weighed the merits of the petition, which is technically two linked yet separate appeals.

Earlier this month, the Board of Representatives verified one of the linked appeals. Monday it verified the other in a 17-12 vote following a 5-4 committee vote recommending verification.

The Board of Representatives will discus the merits of the petition at it’s next full board meeting in March.

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