Marshall Miles Interviews Jocelyn Ayre, Community and Economic Development Director, Northwest Hills Council of Governments: The Falls Village Housing Trust 16-Unit Affordable Rental Development

Affordable Housing
Falls Village, Connecticut
Litchfield County

For all Falls Village Residents:the Zoom Link for Sept 23rd HearingTopic: Planning And Zoning Hearing Time: Sep 23, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Join Zoom Meeting…Meeting ID: 863 4160 1829Passcode: 766471One tap mobile+13017158592,,86341601829#,,,,,,0#,,766471# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,86341601829#,,,,,,0#,,766471# US (Chicago)Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 863 4160 1829Passcode: 766471Find your local number:

The first proposed Falls Village Housing Turst, Inc. (FVHT) is a 16 unit affordable rental housing development that will be all new construction with high energy efficiency and a focus on sustainability.  The FVHT is a local 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization with the mission of providing affordable housing in the Town of Canaan (Falls Village).  In order to ensure the required experience and expertise, FHVT has selected Paul B. Bailey Architect and Housing Enterprises, Inc. as the project architect and housing consultant, respectively. 

This project has received Department Of Housing (DOH) Predevelopment Loan funding. The project is being designed to comply with CHFA/DOH requirements and complies with the requirement of the Falls Village Incentive Housing Zone (IHZ) Zoning Regulations. 

Because of the rural location in Falls Village, the project is being designed with on-site water and septic. We anticipate full town approvals in September 2020, and the project can be ready for a full funding application in the fall of 2020. 


3 replies

  1. Thanks, Marshall. Ms Ayers states that the Project has much Falls Village support. We, in opposition, believe that is a massive falsehood. This project has been hidden form public view since its inception. And Jocelyn Ayer and NW COG has been the grease by which the Town has been led along by the nose.NW COG may do wonderful things for our area, but we believe they are oftentimes a conduit for developers and infrastructure builders. NWconnect is the next big sell coming down the pike. Just watch. Best. Colter Rule

  2. The comment about 8-30g is misleading. 8-30g does not allow developers to disregard zoning regulations. 8-30g creates a judicial process through which zoning decisions may be appealed.

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