Stamford neighborhood group takes aim at latest change in rules on land use: ‘The details matter’

STAMFORD — Armed with protest petitions and hundreds of signatures, a Stamford neighborhood group has taken aim at a set of zoning text changes passed this month that tweaks the city’s jumbled land-use rules.

Members of the Stamford Neighborhood Coalition, which has rallied to fight what it sees as overdevelopment, filed a petition Friday afternoon calling for the repeal of a sweeping set of zoning changes passed by the board at its latest meeting.

Stamford’s Land Use Bureau Chief Ralph Blessing called the changes a “cleanup” meant to standardize rules from past regulation updates. But coalition members argue that details passed on March 14 will have spillover effects on property owners.