Concluding that there was nothing in Greenwich zoning regulations to prohibit it, the town’s Planning & Zoning Commission last night approved that Russian oligarch‘s plan to erect a 697,000 square foot cottage on Simmons Lane. Although neighbors objected to the size of the Russian Billionaire Valery Kogan’s plans, one member of the P&Z was sanguine.
“Well sure, it’s a little large,” said a P&Z member who spoke anonymously so that he could remain anonymous, “but look on the bright side – this guy’s bound to piss off Putin sooner or later – probably sooner. When he does, it’s the poison-tipped umbrella trick for him, or maybe some goons will show up and bundle him off to Siberia. Whatever, the place will be ours and we’re going to be able to satisfy our low-income housing mandate from the state in one fell swoop. Let those assholes in Hartford complain about our poor when we have six hundred of them living in a mansion right in the mid-country. With 400 baths! We won’t hear from those officious, meddlesome idiots for years.”