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Fairfield Residents Oppose Proposed Affordable Housing Complex

33-units proposed

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A 33-unit affordable housing proposal pitched for Berwick and Fairfield avenues is drawing a lot of flooding concerns by Kings Highway Neighborhood Association residents, the Fairfield Citizen reports. 

Ten of the proposed units would be designated as affordable under state guidelines. Residents testified Tuesday night that the only flooding death was from that neighborhood and that development would exacerbate flooding concerns, the Citizen reports. 

A hearing will be held next Tuesday on the proposed application. The only way a community can reject an affordable housing application is if there are health and safety concerns unless 10 percent of its housing stock is considered affordable according to state guidelines. 


John Jameson June 11, 2014 at 04:06 PM
So basically, all the Fairfield Patch does these days is link to stories that have been written by the reporters at actual newspapers. I'm thinking I'll just stick to those papers and wesbites, rather than waste time coming here, just to see what they've recycled.
MAC June 11, 2014 at 06:01 PM
That's what happens when a company fires its editors and writers. Well, John, at least they give the links, and a summary, so that those who come on Patch for community events, blogs etc. might see (and research) something about local news stories they might otherwise miss. After all--how many people are still subscribing to, or buying, the 'paper' newspapers these days?
John Jameson June 11, 2014 at 06:23 PM
Well, the 'paper' newspapers all have their own websites, so it's just faster to go right to the source. I liked to visit the different outlet sites to see their take on different stories, but it looks like the Patch has given up the ghost, and the Daily Voice isn't that much better these days.

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