NORWALK — New limits on building density have been adopted by the City Council, including the creation of a medium-density zone for apartments and town houses and a reduction in the number of units permitted in high-density apartment zones.
The council last week unanimously endorsed the density revisions, which have been drawn up by the Planning Commission in the past six months.
In medium-density areas, 16 units per acre will be allowed, compared to nine units in the city's single-family residential zones. In high-density areas, no more than 22 units per acre will be allowed, a drop from 26.
The density changes come during a moratorium on new apartment construction, prompted partly by concerns that apartment complexes are changing the character of the city's single-family neighborhoods.