Fairfield: Denial of affordable housing plan overturned

A state Superior Court judge has overturned the Town Plan and Zoning Commission’s denial of a 12-unit affordable housing complex for Campfield Drive and ordered that the application be approved. The plan calls for 12 units in two buildings to be constructed at 50 Campfield Drive. The application from Landco Holdings Inc. was denied unanimously Jan. 27, 2011. The applicant had asked the TPZ to approve a regulation amendment, a zone change and a compliance application. Of the 12 units, two would be offered for sale to occupants with incomes under $46,548 and two units would be set aside for people with incomes less than $62,054. The rest would be sold at market rates. In his ruling reversing the Campfield application denial, New Britain Superior Court Judge John W. Pickard said the record shows that Fairfield has a “substantial need” for affordable housing, with the percentage of units qualifying as affordable at only 2.21 percent.



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