New CT Zoning Laws Look to Increase Housing Diversity and Affordability

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Zoning laws are changing in Connecticut. The goal? To make housing more affordable and accessible for everyone. -

Nearly a century ago, the Connecticut Legislature adopted the “Standard Zoning Enabling Act” (now Chapter 124 of the General Statutes), which authorizes municipalities to enact local zoning regulations. More than three decades ago, Connecticut adopted an affordable housing bill (Section 8-30g et seq. of the General Statutes), which aims to expand the stock of affordable housing by limiting the discretion of municipalities to deny proposals unless there are serious public health and safety concerns that cannot be mitigated.

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