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Planning Division
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Hartford, CT 06103
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City of Hartford Plan of Conservation and Development
One City, One Plan
POCD 2020


Launch of the Livable & Sustainable 
Neighborhoods Initiative

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One City, One Plan...One Year!
4/13/2011

 


Greening America's Capital's

           Green Ribbon Task Force             


3/21/2011
     


One City One Plan Information


10 Years of Progress

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Check out the resolution adopting the plan HERE!


Introduction to the POCD 2020

Every ten years, the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission is charged by Section 8-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes to prepare a Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for the City.  Hartford’s last Plan was adopted in 1996.   Since then, Hartford has experienced many changes in economic and physical conditions while many of its assets have become more valuable.

As a dynamic City, Hartford has many planning initiatives underway concurrently at both the citywide and neighborhood levels.  One function of the POCD process is to coordinate these planning initiatives in the framework of a general land use plan.  Neighborhood plans throughout the City become an important part of the POCD.

The Planning Division of the Department of Development Services, assisted by Planning Consultant Harrall-Michalowski Associates, compiled a series of interim documents that will comprise the sections of the Plan of Conservation and Development.  These documents were circulated to promote discussion and new ideas on the topic and lead the Commission to a final text and Plan for adoption.

 A series of public forums were held around the City to provide opportunities for input.  The Planning & Zoning Commission also held community listening sessions around the city to promote discussion of the Plan of Conservation and Development.  Thank you for your participation at these meetings. 

 View a summary of the document printed in the May 20-27, 2010 edition of The Hartford News.


Purpose of a POCD

The purpose of a Plan of Conservation and Development is to articulate the best thinking on Hartford as to its future growth and to give direction to both public and private development.  The Plan not only encompasses a long-term vision for the community but also offers guidance for short-term decision-making.  The Plan should not be thought of as a rigid blueprint, but rather as a general guide for growth in Hartford.  The proposals in the Plan become the basis for many regulations and policies -including land use and capital budget allocations- and as such impact the development and improvement of Hartford over the next decade and beyond.

While future-oriented, a Plan of Conservation and Development reflects the goals and objectives of a community at a point in time, with regards to changes in economic conditions, lifestyles, goals and objectives of a community.  In recognition of this, the State Statutes require that the Plan be updated at least every 10 years, so that the long-term planning process is originating from a relatively current inventory of existing conditions and economic cycles.


POCD ADOPTED DOCUMENTS*

Brochure / Folleto

The following themes are present throughout the POCD and are the basis for the organization of the public participation process and the action agenda:

  • Livable and sustainable neighborhoods

  • The natural and built environment

  • Mobility: city-wide transit, pedestrian and bike systems

  • Downtown as the region's center for Commerce, Culture and City Living

  • Integrating sustainable practices

    Detailed information about existing conditions as well as the rationale for the goals and objectives can be found in the subject-oriented draft chapters below:

    ADOPTED JUNE 3, 2010

    REISSUED JUNE 2011

    * These documents are presented in PDF format. You will need Acrobat Reader to view the files. If you do not have the program, you can download it for free at the Adobe website: www.adobe.com.  The reports contain maps which take time to download depending upon the speed of your Internet connection.


  • Thank you for participating!

    Thank you for participating in this POCD planning process by providing your observations, comments and  recommendations  to the Planning & Zoning  Commission at public community forums, through the email  feature of our website, and by participating in listening sessions and hearings. Your input has been invaluable, and this plan would not be the success that it is without YOU!


    Schedule

    Date Meeting Time Location
    November 12, 2009 Thursday What is a POCD? 6:00 pm- 7:30pm Hartford Public Library  
    500 Main St
    November 14, 2009 Saturday Theme Meeting:
    Promote Livable & Sustainable Neighborhoods
    9:00 am- 11:30 am YMCA
    444 Albany Ave
    November 16, 2009 Monday Theme Meeting:
    Protect the City's Built & Natural Environment
    6:00 pm- 8:30 pm The Boathouse
    Riverside Park Rd
    November 21, 2009 Saturday Theme Meeting:
    Enhance Mobility
    9:00 am- 11:30 am Union Station
    1 Union Place
    December 1, 2009 Tuesday Theme Meeting:
    Advance Downtown's Role
    6:00 pm- 8:30 pm The Lincoln
    Culinary Institute
    85 Sigourney St
    December 8, 2009 Tuesday Theme Meeting:
    Promote Sustainability
    6:00 pm- 8:30 pm Connecticut
    Science Center
    250 Columbus Blvd
    February 4,
    2010 Thursday
    Planning & Zoning Commission
    Listening Session #1
    6:30-8:30pm Metzner Recreation Center
    680 Franklin Ave
    February 9,  2010 Tuesday Planning & Zoning Commission
    Listening Session #2
    7-9pm United Methodist Church of Greater Hartford
    571 Farmington Ave
    February 11, 2010 Thursday Planning & Zoning Commission
    Listening Session #3
    6:30-8:30pm Pope Park
    Recreation Center
    30 Pope Park Dr
    February 16, 2010 Tuesday Planning & Zoning Commission
    Listening Session #4
    6:30-8:30pm Rawson School
    260 Holcomb Street
    May 2010 Statutory Public Hearings TBD TBD

    Meeting agendas, summaries & presentations

    Meeting Agendas Meeting Summaries Presentations
    November 14, 2009 November 14, 2009 November 14, 2009
    November 16, 2009 November 16, 2009 November 16, 2009
    November 21, 2009 November 21, 2009 November 21, 2009
    December 1, 2009 December 1, 2009 December 1, 2009
    December 8, 2009 December 8, 2009 December 8, 2009
    February 4, 2010 February 4, 2010 February 4, 2010
    February 9, 2010 February 9, 2010 February 9, 2010
    February 11, 2010 February 11, 2010 February 11, 2010
    February 16, 2010 February 16, 2010 February 16, 2010
    May 20, 2010   Public Hearing 5/20/10


    Make your comments here:

    We want to know what you think! Please send us an email with your comments.

    oneplan@hartford.gov


    Links to related planning documents & websites


    News

    The Hartford News Special Edition- One City...One Plan
    One City, One Plan POCD 2020
    Hartford 2010 Final Report
    Transportation Pathways Strategy for the Hartford HUB

    For the History Buffs: Hartford's 1912 Plan

    News Archives

    Neighborhood Plans

    3/6/2009-
    Parkville MDP

    Parkville appendices

    3/6/2009-
    Downtown North Redevelopment Plan

    Constitution Plaza East Redevelopment Plan

    Downtown West Section II Union Station - Walnut Street Redevelopment Plan

    More...

    Links

    CT Planning Association
    American Planning Association
    Urban Land Institute
    Center for Land Use Education and Research
    NEMO environmental program
    Capitol Region Council of Government
    Metro Hartford Alliance
    Capitol City Economic Dev. Authority
    Congress For New Urbanism
    National Complete Streets Coalition