One year after suing the state for denying its application for four years of relief from a widely discussed affordable housing law, the town is re-applying. The Connecticut Department of Housing denied New Canaan’s first attempt to secure a “moratorium,” saying in part that the town erred in how it counted affordable units at Millport Avenue as part of that application.
Since that denial, the town has created additional affordable units at Canaan Parish. So this time, according to documents on file in the Town Clerk’s office, the town is not trying to use the flagged Millport Avenue units in making its case for a four-year moratorium. “This application includes documentation for two additional affordable housing residential developments in the Town of New Canaan,” First Selectman Dionna Carlson wrote in a cover letter to the state DOH that accompanies the new application, dated Dec. 13.