‘Are We Ready?’ Meeting the Demand for Housing Affordability in Fairfield County

The conversation on housing continues, not just with planning, zoning, and housing experts, but also with our local elected officials and change makers. On Tuesday, September 21st at 7pm, our First Selectmen Kevin Moynihan will be joined by Darien First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Ridgefield First Selectmen Rudy Marconi, Regional Plan Association data expert Ellis Calvin and policy expert Moses Gates for “Are We Ready? Meeting the Demand for Housing Affordability in Fairfield County.” Take part in the conversation by registering for this Zoom by heading to fccho.org/events and clicking “Fairfield County Talks Housing.”

We look forward to working with our sister Talks Housing series in Darien, Ridgefield, and Fairfield to better understand the issues and engage in the process of building our communities of tomorrow.

CT169Strong Rally to Keep Local Zoning Decision Making

Join us to find out about the Zoning Concepts and Bills that have been voted out of Committee and soon may be voted on by the General Assembly. These bills loosen building restrictions (septic, traffic and parking) and can result in predatory overdevelopment in most towns throughout CT. Join us to stop these bad bills: SB1024, HB6611, SB961, HB6570, HB6107. Better solutions for affordability start by including ALL stakeholders: 1) zoning leaders from cities, suburbs and rural towns throughout CT and 2) soils, conservation and environmental specialists in drafting bills, not just housing activists. Attend and learn more!

New Canaan Talks Housing

We are excited to invite our friends and neighbors to the debut of “New Canaan Talks Housing,” a series of community conversations focused on housing in our hometown. The first program in this series is Thursday, March 18th at 7pm and will feature Sara Bronin, leader and founder of Desegregate CT, for a talk on “Understanding the Components of Proposed Zoning Changes.” She will discuss Desegregate CT’s 2021 Platform, which includes:
• Accessory Dwelling Units
• Model Codes for Buildings and Streets
• Reduced Parking Mandates
• Commissioner Training
• Housing on Main Streets
• Transit Oriented Development
• 21st Century Technical Standards
This is a unique opportunity for New Canaan residents to hear directly from one of the key zoning experts behind these proposals, and understand their rationale and potential effect on New Canaan if legislation is passed. There will be time for Q&A with Sara Bronin at the end. We look forward to seeing you on March 18th!