New rule in Ridgefield pushes affordable housing to business zones

January 04, 2018 01:15PM

Zoning officials in Ridgefield passed new affordable housing rules that are aimed at discouraging developers from invoking Connecticut’s 8-30g statute, which allows projects with more than 30 percent affordable housing to skirt local zoning rules. Ridgefield’s new regulations push construction of affordable housing the the town’s business zones and allows for higher density housing and looser parking restrictions. [News Times]