Brookfield has submitted an application to the State for a four year moratorium on the requirements to accept 8-30-G housing. The 8-30-G law allows developers to build any size housing development, as long as the a certain percent is set aside as affordable housing.
First Selectman Steve Dunn says Brookfield welcomes development, including some affordable housing, but called losing control over what gets built as wrong. 8-30-G developments don't have to follow zoning laws, except for health and safety.
If the town's application for the moratorium is approved, Dunn says Brookfield will have the ability to control development, particularly in the new town center.