Town plan in final draft
A final draft of Trumbull’s Plan of Conservation and Development is complete and available for public review.
Work on the document by Planning and Zoning Commission, staff and the consultant, started in July 2012.
Director of Planning Jamie Brätt presented copies to the Town Council last week, asking for review and input. Brätt described the draft as a strategic ten-year plan that sets up goals and vision for several aspects of the town’s future, from historical preservation to new businesses.
“Much of our discussion has been about redevelopment — what areas in town are under-used,” Brätt said. “There is a strong sense of wanting to protect and enhance the residential character. Trumbull is also proud of its natural beauty.”
The plan will be discussed at the Town Council’s February meeting and a final public hearing on the plan, to consider its adoption, is scheduled for March 12.
An executive summary at the start of the 120-page plan lays out some goals, like encouraging village style, walkable development in the town center, town hall area and Long Hill Green. The goals include updating commercial zones to distinguish between regional destinations and neighborhood and community commercial areas. There is also an effort to keep Trumbull “green” with low impact development, promotion of green building practices, as well as promoting greenway trails and making it easier to walk and bike in Trumbull. The plan also discusses addressing changing housing needs, among other areas.
The plan includes demographics on Trumbull. According to the report, Trumbull’s population growth is expected to slow, since there is little land available for new development. The town also has fewer young adults than other communities, and, while most households don’t have children, most people who move to town are families with kids.
The plan can be viewed at Trumbull-ct.gov, or at plan-trumbull.com. Hard copies are also available for review at the Trumbull Library.