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Town and Gown Meeting Sept. 26


The City is looking for information on what residents would like to see built around the CTFastrak.

On Monday Sept. 26 there will be a Town and Gown meeting at CCSU in the Carlton Room at the student center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to discuss transit oriented development.

“It will be a combination of representatives from the university along with neighbors. We are looking for their input on what would they like to see developed in the neighborhood,” said Mayor Erin E. Stewart. “Ten years from now what would they like to see. I anticipate it to be interesting, because of the problems going on with the college crowd. I want to hear responses from neighbors on what they would like to see along their corridor. It is in their backyard and we want their input before we starting moving forward with plans that may not work.”

This is the last transit oriented development study around the CTFastrak.

The plan needs to be completed by Dec. 1 and a final rollout will take place in November. There will be an informational meeting to identify what was found based on feedback, residents input and market studies.

The study will identify where development can be in the next 10-20 years.

“We are hoping it doesn’t sit on the shelf. We hope the leadership, whoever it may be takes the results of this plan and pushes it forward,” said Mayor Stewart. “This is the plan that is going to redefine New Britain. This is the plan that is going to be the game changer for economic development, jobs and housing in town. We put a lot of time and effort in to this and look forward to making it a reality.”

The firm of Milone & MacBroom are conducting the study.