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Danbury Launches New Plan of Conservation and Development

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March 26, 2021

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Rich Kirby, Patch Staff | Posted Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 10:27 am ET

Danbury Launches New Plan of Conservation and Development

Organizers will be conducting virtual public meetings to explore land use and zoning, housing and development, and infrastructure issues and needs beginning this summer​. (Shutterstock)

DANBURY, CT — The city has launched an update of its Plan of Conservation and Development, intended to guide it in making policy decisions related to housing, economic development, transportation, infrastructure, facilities, open space, and both historic/cultural and environmental resources.

An update of the plan is required by state statutes every decade. The last plan was adopted in 2013. This update is expected to continue through 2022 and will culminate in a new plan, beginning in 2023.

The schedule and format of community engagement events are still being developed, with COVID-19 restrictions and protocols under consideration in terms of event planning, according to a news release from the Office of the Mayor.

"Multiple opportunities for the community to participate in the Plan update process will be provided this year and in 2022," said Sharon Calitro, the city's Planning Director. "We look forward to a transparent and participatory process as we establish a vision for the future and develop goals and recommendations to address Danbury's needs moving into the future."

According to the plan's recently launched website, organizers will be conducting virtual public meetings to explore land use and zoning, housing and development, and infrastructure issues and needs beginning this summer

The plan update is being led by the city's Department of Planning and Zoning and guided by an Oversight Committee comprised of Planning Commissioners, representatives from other city departments and commissions, and outside organizations. FHI Studio of Hartford is the lead consultant and is working with the Oversight Committee and Danbury city government.