DECD: Waterbury Development Corporation

Waterbury Transportation Center
The DECD is currently working with the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC) on the CEPA/NEPA Environmental Impact Evaluation for the proposed Waterbury Transportation Center.  The Transportation Center will link numerous modes of area and local transportation services such as commuter rail services, local bus routes, taxi service, inter-city bus service and shuttles.  Proposed project activities include planning, design, and environmental investigations.  The DECD recently held a public informational meeting on 4/21/09 at the WDC in which it presented the conceptual design alternatives of the proposed facility.  The following link is the presentation which was presented at the public information meeting.
Notice EIE for Bristol Depot Square Redevelopment Project
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has prepared the Environmental Impact Evaluation (EIE) for the Bristol Depot Square Redevelopment Project.  The project site is an approximately 17-acre parcel located in downtown Bristol.  The site is bordered to the West by North Main Street, to the south by Riverside Avenue, to the east by the Boston and Maine Railroad, and to the north by a small commercial parcel currently occupied by a Dunkin Donuts.  The site was the location of the approximately 200,000 SF Bristol Centre Mall, which was demolished in 2008, and currently contains a detached 18,000 SF building occupied by the Bristol Discount Food Outlet.
The proposed action consists of a mixed-use redevelopment of the 17-acre parcel known as Depot Square in Downtown Bristol.  The current master plan concept for Depot Square, which will be refined through the planning and development process, includes the following major elements: 750 residential units, 60,000 SF of retail, 50,000 SF of office space, a 100-room hotel, 220,000 SF of urban open space and 1,550 parking spaces.