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Planning & Zoning Commission to review final application for large mixed-use building at East Putnam Avenue/
Sheephill Road/Lockwood Lane intersection
on 27 June 2017


Illustration (above) shows front elevation of the building from E. Putnam Avenue.

Developers have proposed combining two parcels (tailor in brick house and Goodwill on Putnam plus single family home behind tailor on Sheephill Rd.) on the northeast corner of Putnam Avenue and Sheephill Road (across from Chase Bank) to build:
· a 3 ½ story, 41,473 square foot mixed-use building combining residential units, offices and retail space
· parking for 138 cars (at ground level and in an underground garage)
·
retail space for moderate volume establishments

·17 one-bedroom housing units with 4 of them deed-restricted for 40 years as moderate income units

The Riverside Association's (RA) Board of Governors has reviewed the project plans and believes:
· A four story (see drawing above), 41,473 sq. ft. building is too large for this location
· 138 vehicles on-site will clog traffic at an already busy intersection
· Vehicle turnover at moderate volume retail businesses is too high for this location
· Safety of children walking to Eastern Middle School is jeopardized by cars and delivery trucks entering/exiting the property on Sheephill Road
· P&Z approval of this project establishes a precedent for future high-density development which will dramatically alter the character of Riverside along Putnam Avenue

Click here to find detailed plans on our News page




Replacement of Bridge over Cider Mill Brook on Sound Beach Avenue and intersection improvements at Sound Beach Avenue, Laddins Rock Road and Harding Road
Town Project Number 12-17, Bridge #03954

The Town of Greenwich has completed the preliminary design for the replacement of the bridge on Sound Beach Avenue over Cider Mill Brook (just south of Perrot Library) and roundabout at the intersection of Sound Beach Avenue, Laddins Rock Road, and Harding Road in order to make the intersection more efficient and safer for the travelling public and pedestrians.


A public information session on this project took place at Town Hall on May 18, 2017.  Changes to the roundabout and streetscape along Binney Park will be significant if this project proceeds as currently planned.  The Riverside Association will post more information on the proposal and what was discussed as soon as the Department of Public Works makes it available to us. 




LOCK YOUR CAR AND TAKE YOUR KEYS!

Greenwich Police Community Impact Officers Dan Paladino, Keith Hirsch and Sgt. John Thorme  offered the advice above to those who attended Riverside Association's meeting in March at St. Catherine's Church.  Most of the cars stolen in Greenwich are unlocked with the keys inside. 

Don't create the opportunity for thieves to take advantage of you.  Be aware of the situation around you.  Call the Greenwich Police Department non-emergency number (203-622-800) if you see something that's out of the ordinary.

We can all work together to make Riverside safe!



Riverside Railroad Bridge recognized as Landmark

Please take a fresh look at the cast-iron Riverside RR bridge when you next drive over it.  It has been recognized as part of Greenwich Landmarks in 2015 by the Greenwich Historical Society.








Recent Announcements

  • Proposed development at E. Putnam/Sheephill goes to P&Z June 27 The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:15 pm in the Town Hall Meeting Room (1st floor of Town Hall) to hear and decide:... for a final site plan and special permit, PLPZ 2017 00195 and PLPZ 2017 00196 to merge 1137 East Putnam Avenue and 5 Sheephill Road; remove the existing structures; and construct a new four-story, 40,931 sq. ft. mixed use building with moderate income housing units per Sections 6-13 through 6-15, 6-17, 6-100, 6-101, 6-104, 6-110, 6-137 and 6-205 per the Town of Greenwich Building Zone Regulations on properties located at 5 Sheephill Road and 1137 East Putnam ...
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 8:00 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas
  • RTM District Meetings on June 8, 2017 RTM members from Districts 5 and 12 are anxious to have more Riverside residents participate in their local district meetings. Their ability to represent our views depends on hearing from us.The next district meetings will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 8 p.m.Residents north of the Post Road in District 12 should go to the Media Center at North Mianus School.Residents south of the Post Road in District 5 should go to the Media Center at Riverside School.
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:36 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas
  • Traffic Island gardens around Riverside Did you know that some of the beautiful islands on the streets of Riverside are maintained by local volunteers?  We would like to THANK those volunteers for all their hard work and dedication to the flower beds at:Marks Road/Riverside AveSummit Road/Spruce StreetMeadow Road/Marks RoadGilliam Lane/Riverside AvenueMiltiades Avenue/Riverside AvenueIf you see a spot that needs some beautification and would like to take on the challenge please contact Roseann Benedict via email at riverside.association@yahoo.com.  We are happy to work with you to go over the process of beautifying the neighborhood.A big shout out to the Riverside Garden Club for putting in the garden at the Riverside train ...
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:27 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas
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