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Charter Oak Communities – Palmer Square


Charter Oak Communities


Stamford, CT

Services Provided

Planning and Zoning included Applications for Master Plan Changes, Zone Changes, Text Changes, Road Discontinuance, Property Swaps. Engineering services include site design plans for construction depicting the design of site grading, drainage, utilities, erosion controls, roadway and coordination with respect to CHFA requirements.

A renovation of a 10-acre campus supporting a student population of 330. The solution married buildings built at five different times providing accessibility, improved pedestrian flow, and increased parking within a natural setting in a way that respected the historic school building. Redniss & Mead, Inc. was the lead consultant for a permit process that included applications to and appearance before the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, Architectural Review Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning & Zoning Commission receiving approvals to convert an existing gymnasium into a 400-seat Performing Arts Center. Design responsibilities included utilities, grading, sediment and erosion controls, and a stormwater management system incorporating low impact development techniques to manage both water quantity and water quality. The process required careful coordination with the local Department of Public Works and outreach to the neighbors concerned about legacy traffic and parking operations.