December 8, 2018

The appeal is still pending.

After Life Time Fitness (d.b.a. High Ridge Real Estate Owner, LLC) filed their initial complaint on August 17, 2018, the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Stamford-Norwalk transferred the case to Hartford, per the parties' consent....

August 26, 2018

Update:  I'm informed that the time to appeal the Zoning Board's decision has not yet expired, notwithstanding the city charter provisions cited below.  Further, if an appeal is made, it will be on the question of whether a condominium owner is a "landowner" per the ci...

July 17, 2018

The Board of Representatives voted unanimously yesterday to approve the homeowners' petition, which now allows the full Board to consider reversing the Zoning Board's decision to allow stand-alone gyms (i.e., Life Time Fitness) in a half dozen office parks citywide....

May 17, 2018

I'm undecided.  On one hand, we do elect the Mayor who appoints its members, so the people do have an indirect say in how they would like the Board to be constituted.  And democratic unaccountability is theoretically useful in pursuing the greater good over parochial i...

April 19, 2018

If there's one thing I learned campaigning during the 2017 municipal elections, it's as follows:  When a resident asks a politician "what do you think about adding commercial development in this neighborhood?", the correct answer is always "I'm opposed to it."...

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