Transit Oriented Development

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LETTER: Please read the state land use and zoning bills!

“As the owner of a .50 acre lot in the R-20 zone within one-half mile of the Riverside train station, if Riverside is designated as a primary transit station, this bill would give me the right to replace my existing single family dwelling with eight units of multifamily housing (16 units per acre meeting the density minimum), with on-street parking only, no affordability restrictions (less than 10 units) and no opportunity for a public hearing on my plan.” – Ken Rogozinski, Riverside Continue Reading →

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Marathon Hearing Draws 340+ to Testify; Republicans Mostly Oppose, Dem’s Mostly Favor SB 1024 “The DeSegregate CT Bill”

These proposed bills not only ignore the economic reality of home pricing in high opportunity towns, but their adoption will suffocate efforts in affluent communities to create actual affordable units via private sector development.” – Danielle Dobin, Westport P&Z chair Continue Reading →

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Forum on Affordable Housing Focuses on Local Control, Property Rights and Unintended Consequences of Future State Legislation

The hosts and panelists said they feared the legislation would diminish the authority of local zoning boards and give the State of Connecticut significantly more control of local zoning. Continue Reading →

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Again, P&Z, Neighbors Balk at 143 Sound Beach Avenue Development Filed Under 8-30g

143 Sound Beach Avenue

The last public hearing on the proposed development on Sound Beach Ave drew a standing room only crowd. Again. The building features just 47 parking spots for 60 units, in which 30% would be marketed as affordable under CT General Statute 8-30g. Continue Reading →

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