NORWALK, Conn. -- The Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors discussed issues involved with planning and zoning at a meeting Monday at Continental Manor in Norwalk.
Guest speakers included Larry Bradley, director of Westport Planning and Zoning; Dori Wilson, senior planner for Norwalk Planning and Zoning; Bob Nearney, director of Wilton Planning and Land Use Management; and Tracy Kulikowski, land use director for Weston.
Cheryl Scott-Daniels of Cheryl Scott-Daniels Group LLC and president of the Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors, moderated and also swore in several new Realtors.
The Realtors discussed changes in FEMA's regulations and floodplain maps after recent storms, including Superstorm Sandy, and the impact they have had on each community. New floodplain regulations have been adopted in many local towns to enhance safety and minimize property loss.
Also discussed were updates on the plans and progress of the construction in Norwalk's SoNo and Wall Street areas. Commercial development in Wilton was also detailed.
Homeowners thinking of buying or renovating properties were advised to check with their local planning and zoning boards before construction to find out the existing base flood levels and flood insurance requirements. Flood insurance requirements have changed and many government subsidies are being reduced, which raises costs to homeowners.
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