OPM: 2018-2023 POCD Update

Comprehensive Planning & Intergovernmental Policy Division
Connecticut Conservation and Development Policies Plan (State C&D Plan), 2018-2023 Revision
 
 
 
Overview
Sections 16a-25 through 16a-30 of the Connecticut General Statutes establish a process by which the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) shall revise the State C&D Plan once every five years.  Each 5-year revision to the State C&D Plan is prepared with consultation from regional councils of governments, municipalities, state agencies, and the public.  In summer 2016, OPM began the State C&D Plan revision process for the 2018-2023 State C&D Plan, which was submitted to the Continuing Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development (Continuing Committee) during the 2018 legislative session.  On 5/7/2018 the Continuing Committee voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Recommended Draft State C&D Plan by the General Assembly.  However, House Joint Resolution No. 172 was not acted on by the Connecticut General Assembly during the 2018 legislative session.  The 2013-2018 State C&D Plan remains in effect.
 
 
05/23/2018: Documents Pertaining to Legislative Action on Recommended Draft State C&D Plan
Public Testimony (Forthcoming)
 
 
 
04/06/2018: Recommended Draft State C&D Plan
GIS Download (via DropBox ~1GB)
 
 
5/12/2017: Revised Draft State C&D Plan
          This version contains skewed formatting; it is intended for edit tracking only
 
 
09/15/2016: Draft State C&D Plan
 
 
Public Review & Comment Period (closed): 
OPM invites all interested persons to express their views on the Draft Plan, either verbally or in writing, at any of the nine public hearings scheduled below.  In addition, OPM will accept written comments on the Draft Plan from May 12, 2017 up to the close of business (5:00 PM) on October 16, 2017.  Written comments may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to:
 
Name:                 Daniel Morley 
Agency:       Office of Policy and Management
Address:    
450 Capitol Avenue, MS #54ORG       
  Hartford, CT 06106-1379
Fax: 860-418-6493 
E-Mail: Daniel.Morley@ct.gov
 
All written comments on the Locational Guide Map should be submitted to the address listed above.  Written comments and proposed edits to the Locational Guide Map may also be submitted using an interactive web-based map editor (soon available), or by way of GIS shapefiles, digital/PDF maps, or printed maps.  For example, if a new sewer service area in your municipality is not properly reflected in OPM's PFA boundaries, please submit a map of the new sewer service area boundaries.  Specifically, OPM is requesting all municipalities to update the following data layers as appropriate:
  • Village Priority Funding Areas: request edits to the boundaries of existing VPFAs or the establishment of new VPFAs.
  • Local Conservation Priorities: areas deemed to be of high conservation priority by the municipality
  • Protected Lands: update the boundaries of properties that are legally protected from development (water company owned lands, deed restricted lands, etc.)
  • Local Historic Districts:  update the boundaries of Local Historic Districts as applicable 
 
 
Summer 2017 Public Hearings and Map Workshops:
 
Date Meeting Type Region  Meeting Location 
06/27/2017
9:00 AM
Map Workshop (teleconference)
Southeastern Connecticut 
SCCOG
5 Connecticut Avenue
Norwich, CT 
06/28/2017
10:00 AM
Map Workshop Northeastern Connecticut
NECCOG
125 Putnam Pike (Route 12)
Dayville, CT
06/29/2017
6:30 PM
Map Workshop 
Northwest Hills
NHCOG
59 Torrington Road, Suite A-1
Goshen, CT
07/06/2017
6:30 PM
Public Hearing 
Northeastern Connecticut
NECCOG
125 Putnam Pike (Route 12)
Dayville, CT 
7/13/2017
10:00 AM
Public Hearing 
Northwest Hills
NHCOG
59 Torrington Road, Suite A-1
Goshen, CT
08/01/2017
6:30 PM
Map Workshop 
Naugatuck Valley 
NVCOG
49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303 Waterbury, CT 
08/17/2017
1:00 PM
Public Hearing    
Western Connecticut
Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association
27 Governor Street
Ridgefield, CT
08/29/2017
1:00 PM
Map Workshop Capitol Region
Windsor Town Hall
275 Broad Street
Town Council Chambers
09/08/2017
10:00 AM
Public Hearing 
Naugatuck Valley
NVCOG
49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303 Waterbury, CT
09/11/2017
7:30 PM
Public Hearing Southeastern Connecticut
SCCOG
5 Connecticut Avenue
Norwich, CT 
09/12/2017
10:00 AM
Public Hearing South Central Connecticut
SCRCOG
127 Washington Avenue 4th Floor West North Haven, CT
09/13/2017
2:00 PM
Map Workshop Metropolitan
MetroCOG
1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925
Bridgeport, CT
09/14/2017
7:00 PM
Public Hearing Capitol Region
West Hartford Town Hall, Rm 400
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT
09/18/2017
11:00 AM
Public Hearing Metropolitan
Beardsley Zoo
Hanson Room #2
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT
09/19/2017
12:00 PM
Map Workshop Lower Connecticut River Valley
RiverCOG
145 Old Dennison Road
Essex, CT 06426
09/25/2017
6:30 PM
Public Hearing 
Lower Connecticut River Valley
RiverCOG
145 Old Dennison Road
Essex, CT 06426
 
 
 
Fall 2016 Regional Workshops:
 
Date  Region  Meeting Location  Presentation 
11/07/2016
7:30 PM
Southeastern Connecticut  SCCOG, 5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, CT 
11/28/2016
7:00 PM
Lower Connecticut River Valley  RiverCOG, 145 Dennison Road
Essex, CT
Download
11/30/2016
10:00 AM
Metropolitan MetroCOG, 1000 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 925, Bridgeport, CT Download
12/6/2016
10:00 AM
South Central Connecticut SCRCOG, 127 Washington Avenue 4th Floor West, North Haven, CT Download
12/6/2016
6:30 PM
Naugatuck Valley  NVCOG, 49 Leavenworth Street, Suite 303, Waterbury, CT  Download
12/7/2016
9:00 AM
Northeastern Connecticut 
NECCOG, 125 Putnam Pike (Route 12), Dayville, CT 
Download
12/19/2016
10:00 AM
Capitol Region
MIRA Trash Museum, 211 Murphy Road, Hartford, CT
Download
12/21/2016
7:00 PM
Northwest Hills 
NHCOG, Suite A-1, 59 Torrington Road, Goshen, CT
Download
01/11/2017
12:30 PM
Western Connecticut
Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton, CT
Download
 
 
State C&D Plan Survey of Municipalities and COGs:
 
 
Timeline for 2018-2023 State C&D Plan Revision:
  • September 1, 2016 - OPM submits an initial draft of the State C&D Plan to the Continuing Legislative Committee on State Planning and Development for a 90-day review. (CGS Sec. 16a-28(a))
  • March 1, 2017 - OPM publishes a revised draft State C&D Plan. (CGS Sec. 16a-28(b))
  • March 1, 2017 - August 1, 2017 - OPM conducts public hearings in order to solicit comments on the draft State C&D Plan. (CGS Sec. 16a-28(c))
  • December 1, 2017 - OPM submits a recommended draft State C&D Plan to the legislature. (CGS Sec. 16a-29)
  • Continuing Committee shall hold a public hearing on the draft State C&D Plan not later than forty-five days after the start of the 2018 legislative session, and shall submit the plan with its recommendation for approval or disapproval to the General Assembly not later than forty-five days after completion of the public hearing. (CGS Sec. 16a-30(a))
 
Contacts for the State C&D Plan Revision Process:
 
Eric Lindquist: Contact for SCCOG, NECCOG, and RiverCOG regions
860-418-6396
 
Matt Pafford: Contact for CRCOG and SCRCOG regions
860-418-6412
 
Bruce Wittchen: Contact for WestCOG, NHCOG, NVCOG, and MetroCOG regions
860-418-6323
 




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