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keepitupxxx t1_j19eijj wrote

Terrible decision Glastonbury should support housing not prevent After all this is a very old building an worthless


babwawawa t1_j19p7dx wrote

The town wants the condos built. Nearby residents are suing to stop it.


Spooky2000 t1_j19x29t wrote

Interesting because there is literally a condo complex right behind this already.


babwawawa t1_j1b0z0z wrote

The residents are saying that the presence of an additional 30 units will degrade nearby property values. "Difficult to prove" is an understatement. In town you have 3 bedroom houses built in the 1940s on a quarter acre going for $225-250/sq ft. Identical construction further out of town where I live is more like $150-175/sq ft. The reality is that denser neighborhoods are more desirable nowadays.

I've lived here since 2007, and I can understand that the town's transformation has been drastic and not to everyone's liking. But a homebuyer in town can have no legitimate complaint on the basis of property values. I hope this lawsuit gets tossed out fast.


buried_lede t1_j1banel wrote

Years ago the CT Supreme Court, to the shock of many, ruled that protecting housing values was a legitimate basis for a town’s high, and otherwise arbitrary minimum square footage requirement for new homes.

This is a little different, the town’s rules allow this to be built, but it just shows how deep it goes in CT. There is a good chunk of people who think it’s OK to treat towns like gated communities


maxanderson350 t1_j1a2464 wrote

The town does support housing. This article is about a resident opposing Glastonbury's support of housing.