Strategic Land Use Plan
The City of New Haven, in cooperation with the New Haven Port Authority, engaged PB Americas, Inc. (formerly know as Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.) to prepare this Strategic Land Use Plan for the Port of New Haven, Connecticut. This report is among the first assignments of the Port Authority, which was established in 2003 to enhance the economic competitiveness of the port community.
Land use is seen as a central pathway to economic development and this report sets forth an analysis of the existing and contemplated operations for the Port of New Haven with particular emphasis on the associated land use issues which need to be incorporated in the planning and management of the Port’s growth. Successful treatment of these issues will require a close and sustained working relationship between the Port
Authority and the port terminals, as represented in the New Haven Petroleum Cooperative, and the City of New Haven.
Five Key Actions are identified from among 30 recommendations set forth in this Plan, as follows:
• Expand the Land Available for Port-Related Activities
• Develop a Marketing Program for the Port
• Improve the Transportation Network within the Port
• Formulate a Plan for Dredging of the Harbor Channel
• Program Growth and Future Operations in Environmentally Positive Ways
These Key Actions were developed so as to relate directly to the objectives previously set forth in the Port Authority’s 2006 Work Plan. The specifics of these relationships are discussed at the beginning of the section of this Plan entitled “Strategies for Future Development”. Many of the recommendations are intertwined, particularly as concerns improvements to the facilities which can contribute positively to both the day-to-day operations as well as to the long term marketability of the Port’s services.