With the shovels still dirty from CTfastrak’s recent groundbreaking and the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield rail line on target for completion in 2016, Connecticut has significant opportunities to implement transit-oriented development in coming years.
To help the state maximize this potential, Connecticut’s Partnership for Strong Communities is hosting a forum on transit-oriented development on June 15th at 9am. The event, “Developing Connecticut’s Transit Future: Strategic Placemaking and Economic Opportunity,” will feature a keynote by architect Stanton Eckstut, who designed the master plan for Battery Park City in lower Manhattan. The event will also feature Connecticut Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes, Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker, and Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Deputy Commissioner Kip Bergstrom.
The free event will be held at 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Partnership for Strong Communities’ event page.