Affordable housing and people can't afford it not coming to Darien, yet.
One remark was taken from a 2008 hearing on another affordable housing application, in which Mr. Conze referred to such housing as "a virus" that needed to be contained.
The other is from his State of the Town Address last December, when, speaking of the trend toward development of high-density housing along transportation corridors, Mr. Conze warned, "The demographic and economic forces generated by our immediate neighbors to our east and west cannot be taken lightly," adding that many people "view Darien, CT, as a housing opportunity regardless of its effect on the character of our town and existing home values."
Darien's neighbors to the east and west are the cities of Norwalk and Stamford. Mr. Hamer's complaint contrasts the 0.5 percent of Darien's population that is black with the roughly 22 percent in the bordering cities.