130-acre transit-oriented redevelopment to revitalize downtown Bethel, CT

After more than a decade of planning and discussions, town officials hope to have a plan in place later this year for a revitalized downtown.

Economic Development Director Janice Chrzescijanek recently announced that the funding is in place and a consultant has been hired to move forward with a proposed transit oriented design district that will encompass about 130 acres of industrial property surrounding the town’s downtown train station.

In the end, we decided that any new development that happens has to coordinate with and help support and grow the existing downtown,” said Town Planner Steve Palmer.

The goal of the project has always been to strengthen our existing downtown while maintaining its historic character for sustainable future growth,he continued.”

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