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City amends code to clarify rooming house zoning

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 furnished rooms, w...

 

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