Report: Conn. shoreline towns need new zoning laws

Jan 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

Even before Superstorm Sandy slammed into Connecticut and the rest of the Northeast, a state task force that studied the impact of the damage from previous storms concluded that towns along the shoreline need to adopt zoning laws accounting for rising sea levels.

The effects of Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut. (cjzurcher)

The effects of Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut. (cjzurcher)

The report, which was released Monday, doesn’t say zoning changes should make it harder to build near the water. But two members of the Shoreline Preservation Task Force say revised zoning laws ultimately will make builders, mortgage finance companies and homeowners reappraise home construction on beachfront property.

For more on this story, visit: Report: Conn. shoreline towns need new zoning laws – StamfordAdvocate.

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