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Planning & Zoning Commission to re-hear application
for large, mixed-use building at East Putnam Avenue/
Sheephill Road/Lockwood Lane on August 1st, 7:15 pm


J&J LLC will appear before the P&Z Commission again to get approval to merge its two properties at Sheephill Road and East Putnam Avenue in order to build the project described in detail below.  The Riverside Association will be reviewing the plans filed with the Planning Department prior to the public hearing to understand what changes, if any, have been made since this project was last presented to the P&Z Commission on June 27.  New information about the proposed project will appear on our News page on this website.

Please attend this hearing if possible; we need all the support we can garner to encourage the P&Z Commission to approve a smaller project that won't negatively impact Sheephill Road residents and create unsafe conditions for pedestrians -- particularly EMS students walking to school -- navigating this already challenging Route 1 intersection.



Planning & Zoning Commission defers decision for large mixed-use building at East Putnam Avenue/
Sheephill Road/Lockwood Lane intersection


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

At its June 27 meeting, the P&Z Commission did not allow the application for the proposed 41,000+ square ft mixed-use building at the intersection of  Route 1/ Sheephill Road / Lockwood Lane to move forward.

The meeting room at Town Hall was filled with residents stating their concerns about the size of the project, the safety at that intersection for pedestrians (including EMS students) and cars, and the precedent it sets for the Putnam Avenue corridor. The project was discussed from 7:15 until almost 10:30 p.m.

Riverside Association board members presented feedback collected from residents via email, telephone and our online petition  -- which is now part of the public record regarding this proposed project.

Thanks to all for making your views known so that we can be your voice. We'll continue to monitor the plans for this intersection and share that information with you as it develops.

Greenwich Free Press covered the meeting proceedings.  Cut and paste this URL to read the story.

https://greenwichfreepress.com/news/government/at-pz-sheephill-mixed-use-building-draws-standing-room-only-crowd-leaves-dilemma-90459/


Click here to find detailed plans on our News page

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION AND EXPRESS YOUR VIEWS ON THIS PROJECT (cut and paste URL below)
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/OneSheepLock



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

  • Review of project docs on Sheephill Rd./ E. Putnam Avenue; no additional traffic counts to be completed Documents on file at the Planning Department in Town Hall show no changes to the project as it was presented to the P&Z Commission on June 27.There is a letter (dated July 19) in the file indicating that the traffic engineer does not believe there is a need to conduct additional traffic counts.  See screenshot below to read page 1 of this letter.Remember, the Saturday traffic count conduct on February 6, 2016 was the first day of winter break for the Greenwich Public Schools.  The Riverside Association stands by its assertion that this date is not representative of normal Saturday traffic at this intersection.  Greenwich is very quiet following the close of school on the Friday before ...
    Posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:40 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas
  • East Putnam Avenue/Sheephill Road project before the P&Z Commission again on August 1 Details on changes (if any) made to plans presented by the developer to the Commission on June 27th will be posted here as soon as we have them.Please stand by...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:31 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas
  • P&Z Commission to hear plans for new residential building at 143 Sound Beach Avenue 143 Sound Beach Avenue Associates will appear before the P&Z Commission on August 1, 2017 to seek approval for a 60 unit multi-residential building with parking for 47 vehicles.  This property is adjacent to the Old Greenwich Tennis Academy, just north of the Metro North railroad tracks on Sound Beach Avenue.  The residential building, proposed for the Local Business Retail-2 (LBR-2) Zone, will set aside 30% of its units for affordable housing as defined by the State of Connecticut.The public hearing for this project immediately follows that for the proposed multi-use building at the corner of East Putnam Avenue and Sheephill Road which will begin at 7:15 pm in the Town Hall Meeting ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:40 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas
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