Public meeting set

CHESTERTOWN - The Town of Chester has scheduled a public information meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 31 at the Chester Town Hall to present findings and hear concerns and ideas about affordable housing in the town. The meeting will explain how resources such as the Adirondack Community Housing Trust and the proposed Community Housing Density Relief Bill can assist the town in developing a housing plan that provides a range of housing alternatives to meet their needs over the next decade.

The Town was awarded a state Smart Growth Grant to develop a housing plan with strategies to boost affordable housing in the town. The plan will survey many aspects of the existing housing inventory. The information and findings may attract builders and investors in identifying vacant properties suitable for affordable housing development, town officials said. The study will likely recommend land-use regulation revisions that would provide flexibility in density allowances, they said.

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