More than a dozen residents Thursday night spoke against a proposed zoning change that would allow the construction of a 74-unit affordable housing development on rural Upper Pattagansett Road.
Several of the speakers at the Zoning Commission meeting said the proposal by New England National, LLC, a company managed by developer Jeffery Torrance, would increase traffic on the narrow road that lacks sidewalks.
Others expressed concerns the development would damage the water supply for the existing housing developments in the neighborhood.
The proposal, called Evergreen Ridge, would be a “cluster-style” development consisting of single-family homes and duplexes.
It would be an affordable development which means 30 percent of the homes would be sold at a price lower than market value, with half of that number made available to those earning 60 percent of the median income for New London County, or $49,000. The remaining affordable homes would be available to those earning 80 percent of the average income, or $65,000.
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