Middletown’s Common Council is holding a public hearing Monday on a law that would, if passed, phase out multifamily homes in much of the city in three years.
The “amortization” law was first passed in 2009 and would’ve kicked in next year, but a court struck it down in June on technical grounds. The law would, when it kicks in, ban multifamily homes in areas zoned for one- and two-family homes. City officials say 125 buildings would be affected; some could stay multifamily if they get an extension or waiver, though.
The law’s supporters in the current administration have said it is meant to address code and crime problems. Landlords who oppose it have said it violates their rights and is driving down their property values.
The hearing will be at 8 p.m. on the second floor of City Hall.