Stamford gets a 13-story apartment complex on long-vacant Dress Barn site after narrow vote

The Zoning Board has narrowly approved plans for a 198-unit apartment complex on a long-vacant Broad Street parcel, the latest residential development approved for Stamford’s central business corridor. The project — proposed by prominent Stamford developer F.D. Rich Company — passed in a 3-2 vote, with the board’s two newest members, Gerald Bosak Jr. and alternate Racquel Smith-Anderson, opposing the development. Chair David Stein and board members Rosanne McManus and William Morris voted in favor during a special meeting last week, which board members planned to help address a backlog of applications. The approval paves the way for a 13-story apartment building at 128 Broad St. There was little debate about the proposal at the board’s May 18 meeting, as members parsed through 30 site-specific conditions for the project’s approval. The vote was the board’s closest margin since January, when it approved Curaleaf on East Main Street as the city’s second hybrid cannabis retailer.

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