The Northwest Hills Council of Governments

May 31st: “5th Thursdays” forum on Housing

We will hold our next “5th Thursdays” forum for local planning, zoning, and conservation commission members on May 31st at 6:30pm at the NHCOG office.  The special topic for this session will be “Planning & Zoning to Provide Housing Options”.  Please RSVP. Details below:

Special Topic:  Planning & Zoning to Provide Housing Options

Hear about:

  • New requirement for municipal affordable housing plans
    • Example: Salisbury Affordable Housing Plan and process
  • Zoning- Housing options for seniors
    • The latest on “Granny Pods”
    • Example- Plainville, CT (Accessory Apartments to allow medical apartments)
    • “Downsizing” units
    • Co-housing
  • Zoning- Housing options for young adults
    • Mixed use zoning in village/town center (Example: Kent, CT)
    • Down payment assistance (Example: Washington, CT)
    • Zoning for multi-family
    • The latest on Incentive Housing Zones- who has them, who doesn’t
    • What does a “8-30g” zoning application look like? (Example: Litchfield, CT)
  • Pros and cons of “cluster” regulations
    • Land Trusts partnering with housing organizations
  • Roundtable discussion– share any new(er) planning/zoning/conservation issue or approach your commission is working on that you think other towns in the region might be interested in.