Stamford Zoning Amendment Now Allows Shooting Ranges in Industrial Zones

posted by Nicholas Vitti September 29, 2020

Reata Sports, LLC has received an amendment to the Stamford zoning regulations to allow commercial shooting ranges, by special permit, in the City’s M-G industrial zoning district. CTS partner Nicholas Vitti represented the company in its application to the Stamford Zoning Board.

Benjamin Rosenshine and Nikolas Tavlarios, the owners of Reata Sports, LLC, hope to convert an empty gun manufacturing space at 134 Jefferson Street into a new shooting range where they plan to provide classroom instruction and a safe practice space for the growing number of city residents who own and are interested in firearms.

The Stamford Zoning Board passed the zoning amendment in September in a four to zero vote, with one member abstaining. Previously, city zoning allowed ranges to exist only as an accessory use in conjunction with other retail or manufacturing businesses. The modification now explicitly allows ranges in the city’s M-G zone, also known as its general industrial district, with the requirement that on-site parking be provided.

“We congratulate Reata Sports on a successful application that both fills a need for residents, and stimulates economic development in Stamford,” said Attorney Vitti.

Read more news coverage in the Stamford Advocate.

Cacace, Tusch & Santagata is recognized for its work before municipal and state land use boards and other administrative departments. Learn more about Nicholas Vitti and the Zoning & Land Use Practice Group.

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