City amends code to clarify rooming house zoning
March 16, 2023
The City of Shelton amended its code to allow rooming houses in most zoning districts.
The Shelton City Council on March 7 voted unanimously for the amendment. The amended code allows rooming houses as a permitted use or conditionally permitted use in almost all zoning districts in the city, except commercial and industrial zones.
A report to the council by Jae Hill, the city’s director of economic development, states that
“rooming houses have been a traditional form of rental housing in cities and towns throughout history. The City’s code defines them as ‘a building wherein furnis...
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