Thousands of apartments could be built near Stamford’s train station. Here’s why.

The Stamford Zoning Board this past week unanimously approved the final section of a comprehensive rezoning project that covers Mill River Park and much of the area surrounding the Stamford Transportation Center.

Two previous sections of the transportation center project passed July 27 and Sept. 12. The newest approval will open several parcels surrounding the transit hub for redevelopment.

The city Land Use Bureau in May introduced twin amendments to Stamford’s zoning map as a way to both make the zoning designations for Mill River Park match their use and allow for more building in the area near Connecticut’s busiest