Stamford city reps seek temporary ban on building condos, apartments

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With the growth of the city of Stamford rising rapidly, some city representatives are fighting to temporarily ban building more condominiums and apartments.

The call for a possible ban will be made Wednesday night by local leaders, saying that the area's growth has gotten out of control.

"The parking is terrible," says Ann Wozdusiewicz, a longtime Stamford resident. "I have people over here complaining to me all the time ­- there's no parking at night."

In response to the rise in living spaces in the city, restaurants and other shops have popped up in large quantities as well.

 For those hoping for a ban, its chance seems bleak thanks to a 15-page legal opinion that says a complete stoppage in building would be illegal.

Despite that, the opinion does not draw the line on at least slowing down the building of condos and apartments.

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