Town Planner Harry A. Smith announced this week that the town is studying opportunities for transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area around the Branford Shoreline East Train Station. This study is an integral part of a town and regional initiative to promote neighborhood scale growth and redevelopment that recognizes the potential benefits of a transit asset.
A public survey has been developed to gather opinions from the diverse range of people who live, work or own property in Branford, on the key issues facing the train station and waterfront area and how they envision its future. The survey can be accessed at: survey
At a public meeting in May on the TOD residents discussed sidewalks, directional signs and a trolley bus that could help to connect the Shoreline East Train Station to surrounding neighborhoods.Click here to read the story.
A goal of the study is to increase the tax base, and identify uses better suited to the current local and regional economy that are sympathetic to- and reinforce existing neighborhoods. A focus will be placed on improving pedestrian and bicycle access and walkability, to make clear links between the town center, Branford Train Station, and the riverfront.
For more information, residents are encouraged to visit http://branfordtod.weebly.com/. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.