Welcome to the Connecticut Zoning Initiative. The purpose of this collaborative effort between the Connecticut Fair Housing Center and the Cities Suburbs & Schools Project at Trinity College is to promote smart, fair and effective land use policy by collecting and presenting accurate town-by-town zoning data. This page includes a scrollable “card view” listing data for each town, a link to a full spreadsheet with data for all towns in Connecticut, a link to the definitions used for this project, a place to provide comments, and several maps intended to illustrate the potential power of the data.
We invite visitors to review our beta version of this data for their town in the “card view” below the first map and let us know of any clarifications, additions, corrections or suggestions. Commenting on this page closed on January 31, 2013, but you still may send an email with your feedback or questions to email@example.com. Please note the definitions we have developed to allow for a uniform review of zoning ordinances may not directly correspond with the definitions used in any given town’s zoning ordinance, so be sure to review the definitions via the link provided before leaving your comment. Data below are current as of July 2012, unless otherwise stated.
Map 1: Percent of Total Zones Per Town Allowing Multifamily Housing
Click on any town for zoning summary & link to regulations
Card view: Scroll through more detailed zoning data below, or search by town name (use ctrl-F or command-F), or open the full spreadsheet in a new tab/window.
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Definitions: Scroll through definitions below, or open in a new tab/window.
Map 2: Percent of Housing Stock Considered Affordable, 8-30g (2011) shows the percentage of housing stock in each town meeting Connecticut’s statutory definition of affordable housing, according to General Statute 8-30g, which includes government assisted units, tenant rental assistance, CHFA/USDA mortgages, and deed restricted units. (Click on any town for more details.)
Map 3: Multifamily Housing Permitted shows whether a town’s zoning regulations allow multifamily housing of three or more units, and if so, whether the zoning regulations require a special permit or if they allow multifamily housing by right. (Click on any town for more details.)