1/18/2019 - 1/18/19: Trumbull Planning & Zoning Commission Passes Moratorium on Future Multi-Family Rental Apartments
TRUMBULL PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION PASSES MORATORIUM ON FUTURE MULTI-FAMILY RENTAL APARTMENTS
January 18, 2019 - At the January 16, 2019 Trumbull Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission meeting, the Commission passed, by a 4-1 bipartisan vote, a moratorium on future multi-family rental apartments for a twelve-month period. First Selectman Vicki Tesoro had initially proposed the moratorium for a two-year period in order to give the Board of Education, town staff, and the P&Z Commission additional time to further evaluate the impact of recently approved zone changes and developments on the school population and other municipal services. After additional legal research, the P&Z Commission felt that a two-year period might not be upheld if challenged, and reduced the time period to twelve months.
“I want to thank the P&Z Commission for their thoughtful deliberations and consideration of this moratorium. Taking up this change in January, when no developments of this nature were on the Commission agenda, was important. The twelve-month time out will provide the opportunity for the Board of Education to complete its ten-year school enrollment projections and for us to further examine the impact on our town of policy changes and approvals dating back to 2017,” said Tesoro. Rob Librandi, Trumbull’s Land Use Planner, said, “Trumbull is an attractive community for investment. No doubt others will seek to invest here in the future. We want to be prepared, from a regulation perspective and a planning perspective, with enough data to consider any proposals beyond the projects already in the works.”