State officials to discuss affordable housing law

The Milford Preservation Trust will host a panel discussion on affordable housing legislation, 8-30g, and its impact on Milford, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. at the DAR Building, 55 Prospect Street.

The affordable housing legislation, and its implementation in Milford, has been the focus of debate for a number of years.

Under the law, builders are allowed to circumvent local zoning regulations if their plans include a percentage of units marketed as “affordable” under the law.

In recent years, residents have protested a number of the developments, arguing they are too dense for the area and compromise the character of the neighborhoods in which they have been proposed.

State Senator Gayle Slossberg and State Representatives Kim Rose and Pam Staneski will present an overview of the legislation and proposed changes to the existing law, followed by a question and answer session.

“Please note that this is a panel discussion and not a political debate,” said Michele Kramer, president of the Milford Preservation Trust. “Milford Preservation Trust is particularly interested in the intersection of historic preservation and affordable housing proposals.”

The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

For additional information call 203-314-9016 or visit milfordpreservationtrust.org.