Connecticut statute Section 8-30g allows developers to proceed with their development without complying with local zoning laws except those proven to protect a substantial public interest in health or safety -- provided that a developer dedicates 30% of its project’s units for 40 years to affordable housing as defined under that statute.
Sec. 8-30g applies to every municipality unless 10% or more of its housing stock is affordable or it is granted a moratorium by the state Department of Housing. As of 2020, just 3.58 percent of Wilton’s housing stock (232 out of 6,475 total units) qualified as affordable. So Sec. 8-30g applies to Wilton unless Wilton is granted a moratorium. Moratoria last for four years, and Wilton’s most recent one expired in 2019.