On Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom, the Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) will host a virtual community meeting to introduce a draft of Lyme’s affordable housing plan.  Under a state mandate (CGS Section 8-30j), every Connecticut municipality must prepare and adopt an affordable housing plan by June 1, 2022.  All residents of Lyme are encouraged to attend the online meeting and share their responses to the draft plan.  The Zoom link for the meeting is here. The passcode to use to enter the meeting is 411561.

At the community meeting, members of the AHC will present a draft of Lyme’s plan and discuss its various components including its Community Values Statement; the importance of affordable housing; demographics and housing conditions; land use and zoning issues; and strategies for increasing affordable housing in Lyme.

As background, residents may wish to review the following information:

  • In January 2022, the AHC issued a summary on affordable housing in Lyme entitled “Status Update for Affordable Housing in Lyme: Where Have We Come From? Where are We Going?”  The report can be read by clicking on this link.
  • In November of 2021, RiverCog published its 10-year Regional Plan of Conservation & Development – a land-use plan that is intended to inform land-use decisions made by RiverCOG, land-use commissions, town governments and state agencies; and to encourage land-use coordination across municipal boundaries. To read or download a printed copy of this plan, click here. To peruse an electronic version of the plan, visit this website.