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.