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A public hearing is being held in Bethel tomorrow by the Planning and Zoning Commission on a proposed affordable housing development at 64 Wooster Street.  The virtual hearing is at 7pm via Zoom. 

The applicant, David Pijnenburgh, would use the state 8-30(g) affordable housing law to create 9 units, with 2 designated as affordable housing.  The three-quarter acre property currently has a home with three rental units and a garage.  There's a parking area at the rear of the existing structure.  The proposal is to construct a new building to the west of the existing one and provide four new one-bedroom rental residential units under 8-30g. Two one-bedroom apartments will be constructed in the existing garage.

Under state statute, at least 15-percent of the units must be affordable for 40 years to families earning 60-percent or less of the median income for the Bethel area, or the State median income, whichever is less.  At least 15-percent must be designated for the same time frame for families earning 80-percent or less. 

Two existing units in the Complex will contain three bedrooms, seven new units will contain one bedroom each.  

17 parking spaces will be provided, with a new one-way driveway into the site to the south of the existing structure.

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