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Wilton looks into expanding housing options in town

One topic that didn’t make it into this week's special session of the General Assembly, but which could possibly be considered in a future special session, is housing.  Wilton First Selectman Lynne Vanderslice says there is increasing momentum to reform zoning as a means of addressing economic, educational and housing disparities.  Proposed reforms include shifting some local zoning authority to the State.  Over the last several years, Wilton officials have discussed the need for additional diverse housing to meet demand, attract new residents and maintain the Town's economic vitality.  The updated Plan of Conservation and Development states that Wilton recognizes the need to diversify its housing stock in order to accommodate all life stages, including its workforce, families with children, single-persons, and empty nesters. At tonight's Board of Selectmen meeting, members will discuss forming a Wilton Housing Committee. That discussion and proposed committee will be separate from any statewide efforts.