Housing project with ‘affordable’ units proposed on Bloomfield Drive
Updated 10:11 am, Tuesday, January 12, 2016
A nine-unit affordable housing project has been proposed for property at 8 Bloomfield Drive, around the corner from a similar project on Campfield Drive.
The Town Plan and Zoning Commission is expected to recommend a public hearing for the application filed by Turk Properties, LLC, at its meeting Tuesday. The manager and agent for Turk Properties is Primrose Lane resident Turgut Parlakkilic.
According to the project application submitted by lawyer John Fallon, the development will consist of seven two-bedroom units and two one-bedroom units in three buildings. One building will have two townhouses, one will have three townhouses, and the third will have two townhouses and two one-bedroom units.
The two-bedroom units will encompass about 1,900 square feet each, while the one-bedroom units will have 620 square feet. Each unit will have a one-car garage, with a total of 14 parking spaces overall.
Under the state’s affordability guidelines for the application, two of the two-bedroom units would be for residents earning less than 60 percent of the state’s median income, and one single-bedroom unit for residents earning less than 80 percent of the median.
The application cites several town documents regarding the need for affordable rental housing in Fairfield.
An existing two-family building on the 19,022-square-foot parcel would be demolished to make way for the new construction.
The proposed complex is in a neighborhood with many two-family homes, and nearby a 12-unit affordable housing project under construction on Campfield Drive.