development http://wshu.org en Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community http://wshu.org/post/controversy-rowayton-conn-divides-community <p>A private property in coastal Rowayton, Connecticut is stirring up controversy. A land trust wants to preserve the half-acre site as a bird sanctuary and protect the surrounding tidal estuary. But others aren’t happy with the details.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 20568 at http://wshu.org Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community Arts group mounts opposition to development plan for historic Stamford post office http://wshu.org/post/arts-group-mounts-opposition-development-plan-historic-stamford-post-office <p>The fate of a historic post office in downtown Stamford, Connecticut is still unclear – two years after it was closed. The nearly 100-year old<ins cite="mailto:naomi" datetime="2014-04-30T17:27">&nbsp;</ins>building is one of dozens of historic post offices around the country being sold or scheduled to close in recent years. A developer plans to build a high-rise luxury apartment complex on the property but an arts group is fighting it.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 13:59:06 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 16697 at http://wshu.org Arts group mounts opposition to development plan for historic Stamford post office Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain http://wshu.org/post/norwalk-conn-debates-building-floodplain <p>The frequency of severe storms is putting new scrutiny on whether to build in coastal, flood-prone areas. That question faces not just private builders, but public officials like the city leaders in Norwalk, Connecticut, a city on Long Island sound. They're hoping to upgrade an old public housing project, using federal dollars.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:24:33 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 2029 at http://wshu.org Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain