The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut

The What is your look around southwest Connecticut for the week of October 30.

The What: This Week in Southwest Connecticut
Happy Halloween! (Photo by Kelly Prinz)

Monday, October 30

Happy Monday!

This week, we’re highlighting the latest Vision Zero efforts in Stamford as the city works to make its roads safer for all users. The city has adopted a Vision Zero Program, which aims to “eliminate fatal and serious traffic crashes in the city by 2032.” 

Next week, the Board of Representatives will vote on approving an agreement between the city and a consultant, The Street Plans Collaborative, to put together a Vision Zero Action Plan.

“This action plan is the guiding document for the city to come up with various policies, programs, and projects to achieve our goal of zero roadway deaths and serious injuries,” Luke Buttenwieser, a transportation planner for the city, told the Board’s Transportation Committee on October 26. 

The committee unanimously recommended advancing the contract, which will cost up to $249,820, to the full board, which will vote on the item at its November 8 meeting. 

“Our goal is 2032 for zero deaths—obviously we’d like to achieve that tomorrow,” Buttenwieser told the committee.

Read more about Stamford’s work or watch our video to learn more.

Let’s dive into what else is happening around the region this week.


The Zoning Board will meet on Monday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. and review an application for 900 Long Ridge Road, which calls for redeveloping the property to include 508 apartments, and approximately 20,000 square feet of space for amenities, landscaping, and a publicly accessible nature walk. 

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There will be a special meeting of the Ordinance Committee of the Common Council at 7 p.m. where it will discuss and vote on an affordable housing ordinance for the city. 

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The Economic Development Commission will meet on Thursday, November 2 at 8:30 a.m. and receive an update on the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development, which is a 10-year planning document that will guide development in Fairfield. 

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There will be a Glenville Neighborhood Forum on Monday, October 30 at 6 p.m. This public forum, which will take place at the Glenville School, will include updates from the town on projects that directly impact Glenville as well as the larger Western Greenwich area. These include a proposed dog park in the area, traffic concerns, flooding challenges, and the future of the vacant Stop & Shop location.

Also, on Monday, October 30, there will be a Pomerance and Tuchman Master Plan Public Meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the future of the properties. According to the town, the properties offer “107 acres of ecologically and historically rich open space right in the heart of Cos Cob. The existing trail network provides excellent opportunities for hiking and passive recreation, as they pass through forests and meadows, over brooks, around rocky hills, and along a 4-acre pond.” The town is seeking to create a plan to help preserve the properties in the future, particularly against “the wear and tear of increasing use, and other ecological, and environmental challenges” that officials said “could potentially degrade the qualities of the site that make these properties such an attraction.”

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The Board of Finance will discuss plans for the Long Lots Building Project at its meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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Please note: All of these agendas and information here are current as of Sunday night. Meeting times and agendas may get adjusted throughout the week.

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Have a great week,

Kelly Prinz

Founder, Reporter at Coastal Connecticut Times