How would you like Milford to be immune from the state’s affordable housing statute for four years? Well, State Senator Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, think’s it’s more than possible, and the city plans to solicit the state for a four year moratorium on the state’s affordable housing statute, the Milford Mirror reports.
Slossberg announced in May that Milford received a one-year moratorium through Jan. 1, 2015 where it is exempt from the controversial statute.
Already, the moratorium has worked twice for the city, as a controversial affordable housing project in Woodmont was denied in May, and last month the Planning and Zoning Board denied a 257-unit affordable housing complex proposed for Bic Drive.
The city will likely not be sued because the developers no longer have the right to use the courts to circumvent local zoning laws until 2015.
But Slossberg told the aldermen she thinks milford exceeds the number of points needed to be exempt from the law for four years. Milford needs 461.5 points to qualify for the moratorium, the Mirror reports.If Milford gets the four year exemption it means the city and not the developer is in total control over what development gets approved in the city.
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