I guess someone finally realized that there are people in Stamford who make more than $20,000 but significantly less than $1 million, so the Zoning Board passed an amendment "that will permit developers to expand the affordability range to include families earning between 25 percent and 80 percent of the area median income." Here's the Advocate article.
The upside is that middle-class people (like me) will actually have a shot at staying in Stamford. The downside, at least for the frou-frous, is that when they're not polishing their marble countertops, they might run into riff-raff like Stamford bloggers. The horror!
All joking aside, this is a good move by the city. It should allow more people to afford all the gleaming new apartments and reverse the trend of sticking all the poor people in housing projects in not-so-great neighborhoods. Here's hoping the developers don't try to pay their way out of letting us regular folk into their ivory towers!