development

Development
12:01 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Controversy in Rowayton, Conn. divides community

A sign in a lawn in Rowayton, Connecticut.
Kaomi Goetz

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. 

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Stamford
9:59 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Arts group mounts opposition to development plan for historic Stamford post office

Greenwich artist Debra Sherwood stands in front of the historic Stamford post office built in 1916.
Kaomi Goetz

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 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. 

Save the Post Office - a website that chronicles the sales and closures of post offices nationwide. 

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Government
11:24 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Norwalk, Conn. debates building in a floodplain

Paula Sanchez, 55, of Norwalk at her home in Washington Village.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

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.