Second session planned to discuss affordable housing plan in Ridgefield

Ridgefield Town Hall

Ridgefield Town Hall

Macklin Reid / news@theridgefieldpress.com

RIDGEFIELD — A second public information session will be held on Saturday to discuss the town’s affordable housing plan.

The draft plan prepared by the Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee recommends changes to the zoning regulations and developing the Branchville neighborhood as among the ways to make it easier for people to afford to live in town. The full plan is available online on the committee’s page on town’s website.

“This is a serious and substantial plan which, if followed, could produce up to 125 new affordable units over five years,” Dave Goldenberg, chair of the committee, said in a statement. “We encourage all Ridgefielders to review the plan and attend the information session.”

The proposal drew criticism from community members at the first public information session on April 20.

The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, in the large conference room on the lower level of Town Hall (enter on Bailer Avenue.)

A formal public hearing in front of the Board of Selectmen is scheduled for May 25. The town is required to submit the plan to the state by June, but the first selectman planned to request an extension because the Board of Selectmen wouldn’t be able to vote on it until June 8, according to meeting minutes.

Written comments will be accepted to rahc@ridgefieldct.org. Comments may also be mailed to the Ridgefield Affordable Housing Committee, Town Hall, 400 Main St. Ridgefield, CT, 06877