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Letter Pick better spot for affordable housing

Published 11:25 am, Friday, February 14, 2014
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I am writing in reference to an apartment building proposed for lower Bronson Road which would include low-income rentals ("3-story apartment building proposed for Bronson Road," Feb. 7). Many neighbors have objected to the idea of a large building with parking for 169 cars in this area of small older homes.

If we as citizens are concerned about the lack of affordable housing in Fairfield, as we should be, we might plan in advance where it is to be located. I think it should be close to town facilities, public transportation, shopping and developed in an attractive, environmentally sensitive manner on land not productively used now.

The town should have a strategy in advance designating appropriate areas for well-designed affordable housing; and not let random developers, arrive, often from out of town, and cherry pick sites to maximize their bottom lines.

Robbie Hodgson