Review of project docs on Sheephill Rd./ E. Putnam Avenue; no additional traffic counts to be completed

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:24 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Jul 26, 2017, 8:40 AM ]

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 winter break.  Many families across Greenwich vacation during winter break -- and have left town early Saturday morning, if not Friday evening.  In addition, there are no sporting activities at any school fields or EGCC generating traffic. 

East Putnam Avenue/Sheephill Road project before the P&Z Commission again on August 1

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:31 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas

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...

P&Z Commission to hear plans for new residential building at 143 Sound Beach Avenue

posted Jul 24, 2017, 6:27 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Jul 24, 2017, 6:40 PM ]

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 Room.

A pdf with the revised plans to be presented on 8/1/2017 can be found below.  Please take a look and be informed!

Proposed development at E. Putnam/Sheephill goes to P&Z June 27

posted Jun 19, 2017, 7:00 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 8:00 AM ]

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 Avenue in the LB Zone.

Greenwich Free Press covered this story in December 2016 when the project was still in the preliminary planning phase.  Read that article at the URL below.  It includes photographs of the buildings on the two parcels that are being combined for the planned building.

If you are interested in viewing the December 8, 2016 P&Z Commission meeting when preliminary plans for this project were approved, please take a look at GCTV's recording of the proceedings at the following links by cutting and pasting the URLs into your browser:

J&J Greenwich LLC's Attorney, Mr. Thomas Heagney, presents the plans

Public Comment regarding the proposed project

Please download and read the documents attached here to learn more about the project's specifics.

RTM District Meetings on June 8, 2017

posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:36 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas

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.

Traffic Island gardens around Riverside

posted Jun 1, 2017, 9:27 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas

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 Ave
  • Summit Road/Spruce Street
  • Meadow Road/Marks Road
  • Gilliam Lane/Riverside Avenue
  • Miltiades Avenue/Riverside Avenue
If you see a spot that needs some beautification and would like to take on the challenge please contact Roseann Benedict via email at  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 station.  They have been working hard to maintain those gardens for many years.  New plants have been put in and the rainy spring will get them off to a good start.

BOS Public Hearing will be held Wednesday evening as scheduled

posted Mar 13, 2017, 6:08 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 3:41 PM ]

Greenwich Town Hall will reopen for regular business hours at 8 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The Board of Selectmen’s public hearing on the proposed Board of Education Charter Revision recommendation will be held as scheduled - at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 in the Town Hall Meeting Room. (The Board will hold a special meeting to vote on the proposal at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 16.)

Bd. of Selectmen Public Hearing on BOE Charter Change 3/15/2017

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:49 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 5:53 PM ]

At its July 14, 2016 meeting, the Board of Selectmen (BOS) appointed a five-member committee to review a proposal to expand the membership of the Greenwich Board of Education from eight (8) to ten (10) members.  The Committee has posted its final proposal and a minority report on the Town of Greenwich Website.  Both reports can be found at:

The Board of Selectmen is soliciting input from the public regarding the committee's recommendations.  If you would like to be heard on this issue, please attend the public hearing on Wednesday, March 15th at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.  A BOS Special Meeting is set for Thursday, March 16th at 3 p.m. in Town Hall to discuss the committee's report and the public's feedback.

CANCELED: Coffee with a Cop at Riverside Commons on 3/14/2017

posted Mar 13, 2017, 5:21 PM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 5:54 PM ]

Coffee with a Cop at the Starbucks in Riverside Commons is canceled due to blizzard conditions expected Tuesday, March 14th. Get the milk and eggs and leave the Latte until after the storm!  Be safe!

Let's Keep Riverside Safe! GPD presentation at St. Catherine's

posted Mar 11, 2017, 10:53 AM by Elizabeth Peldunas   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 11:29 AM ]

March 16, 2017 -- Greenwich Police Community Impact Officers Dan Paladino, Keith Hirsch and Sgt. John Thorme will present a lecture on Crime Prevention.   Their talk will cover both motor vehicle break-ins and home burglaries -- including tips for preventing these crimes.

They will also answer any questions you might have about the recent residential/motor vehicle burglaries in Greenwich and, specifically, Riverside.

Meeting will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 4 Riverside Avenue beginning at 6 P.M. in the Parish Hall (lower level of the church).

Please spread the word to interested neighbors and friends.  This is a public meeting open to all!

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