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Experience

Workforce and Affordable Housing Development

Represented the Home Builders Association of Connecticut in the landmark exclusionary zoning case Builders' Service Corp. v. East Hampton Planning and Zoning Commission, 208 Conn. 267 (1988). Also handled more than 90 matters under Connecticut's affordable housing law, including the first case under the statute, TCR New Canaan v. Trumbull Planning and Zoning Commission, 6 Conn. L. Rptr. 4, 91 (1992); and two landmark cases under the statute, AvalonBay Communities v. Town of Orange, 256 Conn. 557 (2001) and River Bend Associates v. Zoning Commission, 271 Conn. 1 (2004).

Since 1990, Shipman & Goodwin has represented applicants/developers in workforce and affordable housing applications in Avon, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Canton, Cheshire, Danbury, Darien, East Haven, East Lyme, Fairfield, Hamden, Lisbon, Milford, Monroe, New Canaan, New Milford, Newtown, North Canaan, Norwalk, Orange, Oxford, Ridgefield, Simsbury, South Windsor, Stamford, Stratford, Thomaston, Tolland, Trumbull, Wallingford, Westport, and Wilton.

In 2016, represented Signature Contracting Group of Norwalk, CT in obtaining approvals for a 52 unit apartment development, “Essex Station,” in Essex, CT; and obtained court approval of a 180 unit apartment development on Wheelers Farms Road in Milford, CT, Milford Developers L.L.C. v. Milford Zoning Board (Superior Court, Land Use Litigation Docket).

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