About the Project
The Town of West Hartford is conducting a planning initiative to review the zoning ordinances around its two CTfastrak stations.  This effort is a continuation of past planning studies and seeks to further many of the goals and strategies outlined in the recently adopted Plan of Conservation and Development

Specifically, this initiative seeks to better understand the opportunities and constraints for implementing a possible transit-oriented development supportive zoning ordinance and will focus on areas within one-quarter (0.25) mile of the Elmwood and Flatbush Avenue stations.    

This survey will help gather important information on usage habits; perceptions of the quality of the existing built environment and supportive amenities; and preferences towards future opportunities for the areas.

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What is Transit-Oriented Development? 
Transit-oriented development, also referred to as TOD, is relatively high density, mixed-use development that is located within a short walk (typically 5 to 10 minutes) from a fixed transit station. Being transit-oriented also implies pedestrian friendly design, the right mix of land-use types, compact development consistent with neighborhood character, and well-designed parking opportunities. TOD has many benefits, including: 
  • Supports higher density development, which can grow the tax base
  • Decreases the number of automobile trips and associated air and noise pollution
  • Generates transit ridership
  • Lowers transportation costs (transit is typically less expensive than driving)
  • Creates more vibrant live, work, play opportunities compared to auto-oriented development. 

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