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‘We Have Got Something Else’: Town Officials Deny Bid To Redo Century-Old Barn’s Exterior in Stone without New Application

Town officials last week denied a West Road homeowner’s request to amend without an entirely new application the exterior of a renovated barn, from the traditional red-painted wall boards of a century-old structure to stone. Saying a stone exterior would create a more substantive change than what they already had approved, members of the Zoning Board of Appeals during their regular meeting on April 3 said a new variance would be needed in order to redo a barn at 416 West Road with a stone exterior. The ZBA’s rationale for approving an application that came before the board in December was to match existing barns along that stretch of West Road, but “I feel like this is completely in the opposite direction,” board member Luke Tashjian said at the meeting, held at Town Hall. “The only thing still looks like barn is it has got these doors on it,” he said of a new set of drawings. “If you take these doors off, it looks like a stone house to me.”

The ZBA voted 5-0 to approve only a minor change to the windows on the barn, which is to undergo a comprehensive renovation. Continue Reading →

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Lawsuit: Builder Denies Allegations of Breach of Contract, Negligence, Fraud in Connection with New Construction in Silvermine

A prominent area developer is denying a Silvermine homeowner’s allegations that his company has failed to make or offer to make acceptable repairs on a new condominium purchased last year, public court documents show. In responding to a lawsuit last week from the owner of 1 River Road Unit C in Norwalk—located opposite the historic Silvermine Inn, beloved by generations of New Canaanites—Andrew Glazer of Glazer Group also denied allegations of breach of warranty, negligence and fraud in connection with the property, according to a formal answer. It was purchased for $1,875,000 last February, Norwalk tax records show. According to a civil complaint filed Jan. 4 by Stamford-based Mark Sank & Associates LLC on behalf of homeowner Beverly Wright, the warranty delivered by the builder said that the home would be: “free from faulty or defective materials; constructed in accordance with applicable law; constructed according to sound engineering and construction standards; constructed in a workmanlike manner; and fit for habitation.”

During construction, the complaint said, the defendants installed an underground drywell for the property, later removed and replaced. Continue Reading →

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Stoneleigh Road Colonial Sells for $2,050,000

[Note: The transaction amount for a Devonwood Lane home has been corrected. The original article listed the price as $1,880,000, it is $1,188,000. New Canaanite regrets the error.]

The following property transfers were recorded last week in the Town Clerk’s office. For more information about each property from the assessor, click on the street address. To get the history of a New Canaan street name, click here. Continue Reading →

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P&Z Denies Plan for Roger Sherman Inn, Developer Vows To Appeal

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Saying the proposed redevelopment of the Roger Sherman Inn is wrong for its neighborhood and that changes to the New Canaan Zoning Regulations would need to undergo to allow it are too site-specific, officials on Tuesday night by a 7-2 vote denied a plan to replace the Roger Sherman Inn with six single-family homes. Though changing the use of 195 Oenoke Ridge Road from a business to a residence normally would make it more conforming to the regulations, the plan as proposed isn’t “a good trade here, for a lot of reasons” beyond its excessive density, according to Planning & Zoning Commissioner Bill Redman. “One is, it is certainly not like the Maples Inn from years ago, it’s not the same look and feel,” Redman said during a regular meeting of P&Z, held at Town Hall. “Things have changed around town in terms of the types of housing that have gone in. I don’t want to give false hope by saying, ‘Come in with something different.’ I don’t feel that way. Continue Reading →

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