Greenwich Residential Complex to be Modified

Greenwich, CT – Following input from neighbors and discussions with the town Architectural Review Committee, Developer John Fareri has agreed to make a number of changes to his plan to build a four-story residential complex at 581 W. Putnam Ave.

The proposed 44-unit complex across from the Citarella grocery store in the west end of town will now have a reduced floor area and an exterior brick material that has a softer, warmer tone and is considered less monotonous to look at. The changes were announced after Fareri’s design team met with the Architectural Review Committee, and the plans were also reviewed at a recent meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Fareri and his team are also addressing commissioners’ concerns about the apartment complex needing more greenery and plant material, possibly reducing the proposed plan for 86 parking places. Previously the site was home to two dining and entertainment venues, Garbo’s and the Penthouse.

Development plans for the west end site have been in the works since 2018. Demolition work began in October 2020.