How About No Affordable Housing Projects in Milford For Four Years?

State Sen. Gayle Slossberg said she believes the city can qualify for the moratorium.

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.

What do you think of this news?
BJ July 10, 2014 at 07:50 AM
Hey, Brian McCready, what's with the apostrophe in "think's" in the first paragraph? Get a proofreader!
Milfordres July 10, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Senator All-talk-No-Action has another campaign year false promise. If this was truly an issue she cared about she would have fixed it sometime during her 10 years or service.
JNG July 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM
The issues include Towns which invite development proposals which cost tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars to prepare. Then if there is vocal opposition, valid or self serving; cavalierly deny the proposals. Housing development is the foundation of most economic growth. No housing leads to a down economy. Housing creates markets for consumer goods, trade jobs, maintenance jobs, finance industry jobs, etc. It is a lot more than 30 more cars on my road....
Rocco Frank Milford Independents July 11, 2014 at 01:45 AM
JNG I am not certain I understand your point... does not a carnival or festival do the same thing? The people of Milford are pretty clear. They want their/our open space preserved and are very concerned with congestion due to developers trying to make a quick buck. I am really saddened to hear them use the word "Racism" as if this is somehow now a "Race issue." Last I checked not one comment on Patch was racist in any way, its just as I said above its about our unfettered desire to respect our open space and limit congestion.
tlkensington July 11, 2014 at 09:21 PM
They want our open space preserved? Then why over the last 25 years have I seen multiple lots that were previously farms or forests be developed? Every year new strip malls are built in Milford. Milford does not give a damn about open space. If they did then more people would know about the Solomon Property, which is a gem. Was bought by the city to stop its development. But go there. There is rarely anyone there. Ask people about it and you will get stares. If we were so keen on limiting congestion then why permit the massive retail project by the mall where Walmart now is? That alone has added a lot of congestion to Milford. Other than the roads by the mall and downtown during rush hour, there really isn't much congestion in Milford. People in Milford also know how to avoid it.


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