A developer's proposal to build more than 100 units of mixed income housing along Strong Street in East Haven has many residents raising concerns about the project's possible effects on the neighborhood's housing prices and quality of life.
The proposed plan — submitted to the town by Autumn View LLC — is calling for 105 units on the site, which if approved would be built along Strong Street across from Erico Drive.
The developer is also seeking a zone change for a 17 acre parcel: from R-3 and PEFD Zone to Mixed Income Housing District, according to notice of public hearing for the project. (a site plan and the notice are both attached to this post)
The public hearing for the proposed plan was held on Feb. 6. Residents have reported to East Haven Patch that it was a full house at the Senior Center that night, with most in attendance not in favor of the project.
of the proposal in he lastest post — arguing that if approved, the development would have negative impacts on the school system, the safety of residents, Grannis lake, traffic, pollution, noise, and enviroment, among other things.
So, what's your take on the Strong Street proposal? Would the project, if approved, be an overall benefit to the town? Share your thoughts in the comments below.