Fairfield considers affordable housing project for Castle Ave

Berwick Associates LLC, who is developing the project, is seeking a zoning compliance from the Town Plan and Zoning Commission. Berwick is looking to construct a four-story, 45-foot structure with 13 studios, 18 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedrooms units. The developer is planning to set 30 percent of the units aside as affordable. The application has been made under 8-30g, a state statute that allows developers to bypass municipal laws and regulations as long as a certain percentage of the project is affordable housing. Local boards must prove the project presents serious enough health or safety risks that outweigh the need for affordable housing there. Rizio, the developer’s attorney, said the brick veneer building would have an entrance on Berwick Avenue. He said there is only one house that borders the project.


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