After a session without statewide zoning reform, lawmakers are considering what they can accomplish next year.
Two proposals are on the table: transit-oriented development and fair share. Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed support for the CT transit bill.
Towns that agree to zone for more housing near transit stations would have access to money for infrastructure improvements under the plan.
The group wants legislators to take up zoning reform, eviction protection and a new fund to reward towns for building affordable housing.
The goals include studying transit-oriented development, setting up a housing toolkit and establishing a housing commission.
Less than half of CT towns submitted affordable housing plans by the June 1 deadline despite five years of advance notice.
The bills aimed to address affordability amid rising housing costs, but as the legislature nears adjournment, their fate is uncertain.
Western Council of Government officials say the plan looks at ways to increase affordable housing outside of only focusing on zoning.
The study examines zoning and land use policy and says the 12 towns have significant impediments to developing affordable housing.
Officials voted to allow multi-family housing on a sliver of Woodbridge — provided such projects get prior approval.
The legislation, which nudges towns to loosen restrictive zoning policies, now heads to the governor’s desk.
Legislation aimed at tackling Connecticut’s housing segregation was significantly scaled back before the House approved it Thursday.
Zoning officials in Woodbridge seem unlikely to allow developers to build multi-unit dwellings without permission.
Woodbridge officials are weighing whether to allow multi-family housing after attorneys applied to convert a single-family home.
A year after Gov. Ned Lamont banned indoor dining due to COVID-19, the industry has welcomed him as its savior.