City Plan Department
Karyn Gilvarg, A.I.A.
165 Church Street,
New Haven, CT 06510
|The City Plan Department facilitates the physical development of the City and encourages the development of sustainable land use, economic and social policy. The department is responsible for the Comprehensive Plan of Development, as well as other area-specific development plans.
The Department works with city agencies, commissions and boards to provide planning, zoning, and development information and advice, assisting residents, businesses, and developers in achieving the City's development objectives.
City Plan maintains a small, non-circulating reference library of books and reports related to planning and development in New Haven, as well as a map library. We are a local partner of the United States Census Bureau.
Hill to Downtown Planning Initiave
The City kicked off a Hill to Downtown Planning Initiave on September 20, 2012 with a Community meeting from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Roberto Clemente School cafeteria, 360 Columbus Avenue, (corner of Howard Ave.) New Haven. There was an open house at 6:00 p.m. and formal presentations began at approximately 7:00 p.m.
The meeting hosted by the City of New Haven Office of the Economic Development Administrator and its Economic Development, City Plan, Transportation & Livable City Initiative departments and the Economic Development Corporation of New Haven, English-to-Spanish
translation services were provided.
New Haven has experienced tremendous growth these past five years with almost $3 billion in new development projects and a 2% job growth last year. The City wishes to undertake this initiative to provide a positive framework for the continued growth of the city that meets the goals of building a mixed-use, mixed-income, sustainable community for the future.
A team of expert consultants with extensive experience in planning, urban design, transportation, and economic analysis was introduced. They are charged with preparing a comprehensive analysis of the area (generally between Union Station and the Medical campus with important
connections to the rest of the Hill and Downtown neighborhoods) and a long-term action plan. Members of the community and local organizations were encouraged to attend and provide input as the project gets underway through to final recommendations. This initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
Stayed tuned for more information about ways to keep up with the project.
2012-09-20 Hill-to-Downtown Public Meeting Presentation
Display Boards 9-20-12