Litigation Continues after Court Decision on Fairfield Affordable Housing Proposal

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FAIRFIELD — After a Superior Court judge ruled in favor of a developer’s 8-30g appeal to build a 40-unit, 5-story building at 131 Beach Road, neighbors filed litigation to reargue the case and the developer has filed an objection to that motion.  The proposed 40-unit apartment building would contain 16 1-bedroom units, 24 2-bedroom units and 55 parking spaces. Twelve, or 30 percent, of the units would be designated as affordable under 8-30g, with 6 units rented to those earning 80 percent of area median income — which was $140,308 in Fairfield in 2020 — and 6 to those earning

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Alexis Harrison Talks Affordability, Her Run for Fairfield Planning and Zoning

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Alexis Harrison, a Fairfield native and well-known advocate on zoning and affordable housing, announced she is running for a two-year term on the Plan and Zoning Commission in Fairfield.  Harrison has served as co-president of Fairfielders Protecting Land and Neighborhoods, a local advocacy organization dedicated to “good government and environmental stewardship.” As a member of CT169strong, spoke out against housing bill HB6611 and an earlier version of HB6107, which would have diminished local control of zoning. What should the state’s role be in providing affordability for Connecticut residents? First of all, Connecticut ranks 49th in housing development, because of the

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