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The preservation of Greenwich Property Values through reasonable, intelligent and appropriate land use.
• The Waterfront Business Zones are under discussion since last September when Town Hall hired a consultant hired to evaluate and propose revisions to the regulations. Current WB regulations are severely restrictive de-valuing waterfront property and making re-development economically unfeasible. This study will look at the different waterfront areas and try to strike a balance between water dependent uses, public access and other uses that can add to the vibrancy of our commercial waterfront areas.
• The Historic District Commission has been working with the Greenwich Preservation Trust to develop Zoning Regulations that would provide incentives for owners of properties that contribute to our historic resources and the character of the Town. Homes that qualify, may be eligible for use and possibly FAR incentives, that would lead to more preservation and less demolition.
Greenwich Town Hall, Key Links:
Proposed Amendment to the Grade Plane Regulations by P&Z Commission, held on August 1, 2017
FAR, Grade Plane and Attic regulation changes history:
Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD)
A look back. Meeting from 6/13/19. P&Z Public Workshop to Review Revisions to Zoning Regs Click for full article: GREENWICHFREEPRESS
Planning & Zoning at Greenwich Town Hall has been working on a major re-write to the commercial zoning regulations with a consultant firm named Fitzgerald and Halliday, to clarify the language of the definitions, use groups, and parking sections, which in turn will simplify and expedite the process.
“We have been working on for about a year already and are at least a year away from actually taking a proposal to the Planning and Zoning Commission, but we are ready to get some public feedback,” said P&Z director Katie DeLuca.
Workshop from 10/4/18 Our next meeting will be focused primarily on East and West Putnam Avenue (the Post Road corridor) and secondarily on the downtown. Our consultants will be presenting rendering of what the corridor could look like if it were built-out to its maximum building potential under the current zoning regulations. It is critical to get input on whether or not you like what you see, and if not, how you would change it.
Also important to note is; due to changes in the multi-family moderate income housing regulations in the business zones, many new projects have tripled in prior allowable size. This is changing the character along the post road corridor for better or worse. These regulations will create more moderate income housing units at a much higher density although they do not fulfill the Town's obligation to reach the 10% goal of "Affordable units" under state Statute 8-30g. Regardless of changes to the Moderate income housing regulations the possibility of even larger projects at higher density may replace the Moderate units because we have not addressed affordable housing.” Greenwich Director of Planning and Zoning Katie DeLuca on the Plan of Conservation & Development
Click here for the CONSULTING STUDY that compares Greenwich Land Use Regulations to similar towns.
Summary by Stacey Lowe, GAR Executive Vice President, 5/2meeting: Discussing the Greenwich Land Use Process and the new 10 Year Plan (POCD).