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Newest Apartment Plan Sparks More Debate In Brookfield

A proposed affordable-housing complex on Federal Road has been scaled down.
A proposed affordable-housing complex on Federal Road has been scaled down. Photo Credit: Google Maps

BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Changes to a proposed apartment complex on Federal Road, which at one time drew considerable concern from nearby residents, seem to have received approval but is still receiving pushback from city officials, according to the NewsTimes.

The plan, which originally called for 156 units in a six-story building has been scaled down to two, three-story buildings with 120 apartments and 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, reported the NewsTimes. The plans, which were filed under the state's affordable housing statute, still need to receive approval from the Zoning Commission, said the NewsTimes.

The developer said the apartments would cost $1,450 per month for a studio, $1,650 for a one bedroom and $2,250 for a two bedroom, which is above affordable housing standards, reported the NewsTimes.. The housing law allows builders and developers to supersede local zoning laws if less than 10 percent of the town’s available housing qualifies as affordable under state guidelines, which is the case in Brookfield, added the NewsTimes.

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