by Diana Stricker | Nov 17, 2015 9:33 pm
The Sterling Ridge public hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has been re-scheduled for Dec. 15. The ZBA opened the public hearing Tuesday night but agreed to the delay at the request of the attorney representing Ann Trapasso, whose property abuts the proposed condo project.
A letter from attorney Christopher Smith said the two sides are “engaged in discussions to resolve the appeal.” The property is a 3.45 acre lot at 26 Cherry Hill Road located between Route 1 and Main Street, which is part of the Canoe Brook Historic District. Click here to read a prior story.
by Diana Stricker | Nov 5, 2015 7:33 am
Developer Alex Vigliotti is requesting a zoning map amendment to create a 115-unit condominium complex under the new Incentive Housing Overlay District (IHOD) affordable housing regulations.
“It would be the first one in town,” said Town Planner Harry Smith. “We’re really looking for input from the public.”
by Diana Stricker | Oct 30, 2015 6:07 am
The developer for the proposed Sterling Ridge condo project in the heart of town has requested and received a town permit to begin building the 2007 project after it became apparent that revised plans would not be approved. Although a permit was issued, an appeal has been filed claiming that the 2007 plan expired. The appeal stops the developer—-for the time being.
The property in question is a 3.45 acre lot at 26 Cherry Hill Road located between Route 1 and Main Street. (see wooded area in photo above) It is part of the Canoe Brook Historic District which is on the National Register of Historic Places. Developer Alan Genn of Greenwich purchased the property in 2014 through his 26 Cherry Hill LLC corporation for $500,000.
by Diana Stricker | Oct 2, 2015 11:26 am | Comments (1)
Imagine living, working and playing in a new neighborhood in the heart of Branford where a dilapidated factory now stands.
That day could become a reality after site plans arrived this week that would transform the former Atlantic Wire factory site on Meadow Street into upscale apartments, retail and restaurants. During its meeting Thursday night, the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission scheduled a public hearing for 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Canoe Brook Senior Center.
by Diana Stricker | Sep 21, 2015 12:00 pm
Neighbor Ann Trapasso was shocked to hear that developers had withdrawn the proposed Sterling Ridge condo project just hours before the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) was set to deny the project.
The project would have been built near Trapasso’s home and the historic Harrison House in the heart of Branford. Both Trapasso and the Branford Historical Society hired attorneys to oppose the project, and many residents voiced concern about the proposed development in the Canoe Brook Historic District during public hearings.
by Diana Stricker | Sep 7, 2015 11:09 am | Comments (1)
Branford’s Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) said yes to a new industry Thursday, but expressed concerns about Sterling Ridge and another proposed residential development.
The commission unanimously approved site plans for Bausch & Stroebel Machine Co. to build a 59,150 square-foot manufacturing facility at the corner of Thompson Road and Route 139.
But it appears that the commission will deny a condo project at the Sterling Ridge site on Cherry Hill Road near the historic Harrison House.
by Diana Stricker | Aug 12, 2015 12:05 pm
Construction is progressing at the Army Reserve Training Center near Exit 56 on the former Bittersweet Farm property in Branford.
“They’re in full swing,” said Carol Labashosky, public affairs specialist with the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Labashosky told the Eagle that the project could be complete by February or March. The original completion estimate was November, but Labashosky said the New England winter took a toll. “The project is a little bit behind because of the weather in the winter,” she said.
by Diana Stricker | Jul 14, 2015 9:04 am | Comments (1)
The Branford Historical Society and neighbors say a new developer’s plan for the proposed Sterling Ridge condos is contrary to a previous court settlement and endangers the nearby historic Harrison House.
Anthony Solomine, vice-president of the Branford Historical Society, said the proposed blasting and drilling could be hazardous for the Harrison House, which was built in 1724. Click here to read a recent story about the Harrison House.
by Diana Stricker | Jun 10, 2015 8:20 am
A new owner has revised the decade-old plans for the proposed Sterling Ridge project on Cherry Hill Road in the center of Branford. The newest revision to the Planned Development District (PDD) calls for half of the 12 condo units to be designed for people with disabilities.
The development team presented the plans at last week’s meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z), and the public will be able to comment when the hearing reconvenes July 9. Several members of the Branford Historical Society attended the meeting, and one told the Eagle there is concern that proposed blasting could affect the nearby historic Harrison House. The 1724 Harrison House is located at 124 Main St.
by marcia chambers | Jun 8, 2015 9:19 am
The $103.6M town-school budget is now set and the tax assessor’s office plans to send out property tax bills today. Property taxes are due by August 3. So how much will your taxes go up? Or down?
In large measure it depends upon what you own and where you live.