Saturday, September 14, 2013

Regulations counter mission of domestic violence shelters

By Neal McNamara
Register Staff
MILFORD >> The saga of a planned domestic violence shelter here has demonstrated that zoning regulations in many localities may not be favorable toward such uses in residential neighborhoods.
On Tuesday, an attorney representing neighbors of a planned shelter successfully argued in front of the zoning board of appeals that a shelter was an inappropriate use in a residential neighborhood.
The caused the zoning board of appeals to rescind a letter written by a city planner that allowed a shelter in a residential neighborhood without further zoning approvals.

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