STAMFORD, Conn. — With truck deliveries, a drive-through pharmacy and construction, a rebuilt CVS in their Stamford neighborhood would be a noise problem, Glenbrook residents say.
“It’s zoned for commercial, but is it zoned for our peace and quiet?” said Donna Smyle, who spoke on behalf of her 83-year-old mother who lives on nearby Morris Street. She spoke during a public hearing before the Zoning Board. The board could put noise limits into an agreement with CVS by allowing deliveries only on certain days and times and requiring trucks to shut off their engines.
“You can’t call up CVS. They’ll just tell us to buy more earplugs,” Smyle said of the reaction she received when making a previous complaint to the pharmacy.
“It’s suffering, it’s real,” Louis Carrier said. No matter where deliveries take place, either he or the neighbors on the other side of the property would have to put up with the noise, he said.
“We’ve had to call the police because we can’t sleep,” said Daisy Cruz, who owns two homes on Morris Street. She said she hopes CVS lives up to its promises because she has already lost one tenant because of noise.
CVS hopes to tear down the current building in the shopping center and build a smaller and shorter one that would be used only by the pharmacy, said Jacqueline Kaufman, attorney for the project. The site would also contain new landscaping, new sidewalks and lights along Hope Street, and a new quieter and more efficient compacter, she said.
None of the tenants have been asked or forced to leave the shopping center because all their lease have expired, Kaufman said. All current tenants were informed of a potential change by 2010, and several would receive help in relocating by the landlord.