FAIRFIELD, CT–March 14, 2014—The Town of Fairfield has scheduled a public workshop to get input from Fairfield residents regarding possible strategies related to increasing Fairfield’s housing opportunities. The workshop is scheduled for:

Tuesday April 1, 2014

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Board of Education Conference Room

501 Kings Highway East

Many people are surprised to learn that about half of Fairfield’s housing units were built in a 25-year period between 1945 and 1970. Those housing units reflected community needs and desires prevalent during that period. However, since that time, Fairfield’s population has changed and now includes many older residents and smaller households who may be looking for other housing choices. Children of current residents might also want housing units in the community they grew up in. How best might Fairfield address these changing housing needs?

The workshop will provide an opportunity for Fairfield residents to discuss the changing housing needs of the community and suggest priorities and strategies for addressing those needs. Following the public workshop, the Town will look at the identified issues and evaluate strategies to help guide the community in the future.

Fairfield residents are encouraged to come to the workshop and participate in the discussion. “This issue is important to many people, and having an opportunity to share ideas will help Fairfield make good choices and develop a plan to proactively address these challenges”, said Mark Barnhart, Director of Community and Economic Development.

By Alex

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