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A New Transit-Oriented Development District Zoning Regulation for Meriden
Date Added: Friday, July 17, 2015
Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Zoning    
Connecticut
Municipal
Meriden, Connecticut prepared a presentation for a public information meeting outlining the new Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Regulation. The presentation detailed the goals and implementation strategies, laid out TOD sub-districts, use regulations, parking standards, development standards, density goals, and detailed the TOD Master-Plan. In addition to laying out the details of the regulations, the presentation had many maps and mock-ups showing how the development would look in different districts on different streets, including aerial v.. Read More
City of New Britain: Principles For Transit-Oriented Development
Date Added: Friday, July 17, 2015
Transit Oriented Development (TOD)    
Connecticut
Municipal
This station area planning study provides an in-depth explanation of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), its role in municipal land use policy and its general principles. The study was developed for the City of New Britain to assess the existing conditions of the city’s Cedar and East Street Stations and provide design and development recommendations. The report contains detailed maps and visual representations of typical development and proposed development that can be used to assist communities in their own development planning... Read More
Standards of the Connecticut Gateway Commission
Date Added: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Timber Harvesting, Conservation Districts & Subdivisions    
Connecticut
State
This ordinance establishes standards for building within a designated “conservation zone.” Activities regulated include design of buildings, height, setback distance, and as well as land coverage... Read More
Town of Ellington Earth Excavation Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Site Design Standards    
Connecticut
Municipal
The Town of Ellington, Connecticut’s Earth Excavation Code sets out the criteria for excavation activities including erosion control, wind erosion control, dust control, working slopes, minimum setbacks, topsoil preservations, buffering, and landscaping. The Earth Excavation Code also limits sound pressure levels, truck access, and hours of operation when working at an excavation site adjacent to a residentially zoned district... Read More
Town of Guilford Land Acquisition Commission
Date Added: Monday, September 19, 2016
Land Acquisition    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance establishes a Land Acquisition Commission to enact the goals of the Town of Guilford Plan for Open Space and Municipal Land Needs, as adopted into the Plan of Conservation and Development for the town. The commission evaluates land as it becomes available and may work towards acquiring the land for the community... Read More
Town of Guilford Plan for Open Space and Municipal Land Needs
Date Added: Monday, October 17, 2016
Land Acquisition, Open Space Preservation    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance provides a comprehensive approach to land acquisition. The community looks at the needs of the town in terms of open space protection, passive recreation, active recreation, and municipal facilities to help plan for the future... Read More
Town of East Haddam Temporary Subdivision Moratorium
Date Added: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Moratoria, Subdivision Approvals    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance temporarily stops subdivision development so the town Zoning and Planning Commission can review and revise subdivision regulations to ensure that development and land-use patterns in the town are compatible with environmental protection goals- specifically the prevention of further fragmentation of forests and preservation of habitats... Read More
Town of New Milford Subdivision Regulations
Date Added: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Subdivision Approvals, Subdivision Regulations    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance provides for subdivision of lands subject to approval. Characteristics evaluated to determine approval include steep slopes, hazardous conditions, and subject to flooding... Read More
Town of Ellington Crystal Lake Sewerage System Ordinance
Date Added: Friday, April 14, 2017
Sewage Management    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance sets out the methodology by which the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) assesses residential and commercial property owners in the Crystal Lake area most benefited by the sewer system constructed to eliminate public health hazards of under-sized, on-lot disposal systems and raw wastewater discharges in this high density area. Vacant land shall not be assessed by the WPCA until it is built upon and derives direct benefit from the system. Assessments may be spread out over up to 30 years, as determined by the WPCA, but remai.. Read More
Town of Woodstock Preliminary Discussion Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Pre-Application & Consensus Building    
Connecticut
Municipal
Prior to submitting a formal application for a zoning permit or special permit, applicants in the Town of Woodstock are encouraged to prepare a rough conceptual plan of the proposed project or use, and to discuss the proposal with the Zoning Enforcement Officer and/or the Planning & Zoning Commission. These discussions are informal and non-binding. In addition, to better facilitate the overall subdivision application and design process in Woodstock, it is strongly recommended that a pre-application meeting be held between the Applicant, the si.. Read More
Town of Ellington Age-Restricted Cluster Housing Zone
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Affordable Housing , Clustering & Cluster Development, Overlay District, Senior Housing, Zoning    
Connecticut
Municipal
The Age-Restricted Cluster Housing Zone (ARCHZ) is a floating zone designed to increase availability of market rate privately developed, common interest communities for empty nesters and seniors, while maintaining the rural character of the town, preserving open space and protecting natural resources. ARCHZ zoned property shall only be used for single-family, attached or detached residential housing. Each unit must contain at least one individual 55 or over (or the survivor of such a person); and no more than one child, who must be at least 18 .. Read More
Town of Ellington Earth Excavation Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Landscaping    
Connecticut
Municipal
This law requires that excavation and removal or importation of more than 1,000 cubic yards of earth within any zoning district over one year, from any single parcel of land, requires a special permit. A detailed erosion control plan and a final landscaping plan must be submitted before the permit can be issued. A sufficient amount of topsoil must be set aside and not removed from the premises. Excavators must keep sound levels within prescribed limits, restrict hours of operation, buffer the work site, and control truck access to minimize dang.. Read More
Town of Ellington Hockanum River Watershed Sewerage System Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Sewage Management, Watershed Protection    
Connecticut
Municipal
This law details the Water Pollution Control Authority’s ability to assess commercial and residential pieces of property abutting sewer lines and connected to sewer lines. Definitions for use within this law include deferred assessment, capacity charge, commercial property, industrial property, sewer lateral line, residential unit assessment, and storage space. The law details how assessment of benefits occurs with residential property, commercial and industrial property, developer-constructed sewer extensions, and farmland. While all properti.. Read More
Town of Old Saybrook Participation in the Connecticut River Estuary Planning Agency
Date Added: Monday, September 19, 2016
Intermunicipal Agreements    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance joins the town to the Connecticut River Estuary regional planning organization, which under the CT River Gate Way Commission sets minimum environmental standards to reduce the impacts of development within the Connecticut River Estuary for nine member towns... Read More
Town of Woodstock Agricultural Land Preservation and Land Acquisition Fund
Date Added: Monday, October 17, 2016
Land Acquisition, Agriculture    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance authorizes and sets up funds for the preservation and acquisition of agricultural land as open space in the town. A commission was established to promote this goal made up of both citizens as well as community board members... Read More
Town of Granby Agricultural Commission Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Agriculture    
Connecticut
Municipal
The Town of Granby established an agricultural commission to support, promote, and encourage agriculture and agricultural pursuits. The commission’s responsibilities include looking for opportunities for young farmers and new farmers, supporting them and vocational agricultural education programs, and assisting in the resolution of any conflicts between agricultural interests and town governments... Read More
Town of Goshen Establishment of an Agricultural Land Preservation Fund
Date Added: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Agriculture    
Connecticut
Municipal
The town of Goshen established a fund for the purpose of preserving land for agricultural preservation. The fund will be used to purchase agricultural lands and to preserve those lands... Read More
Town of Bolton Heritage Farm Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Agriculture    
Connecticut
Municipal
The Town of Bolton established a Bolton Heritage Fund to be used for the preservation, restoration, development, and maintenance of the Bolton Heritage Farm. .. Read More
Town of Woodstock Ordinance Concerning the Right-to-Farm
Date Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Agriculture, Right-to-Farm    
Connecticut
Municipal
The town of Woodstock established this right to farm ordinance protecting agricultural or farming operations. The ordinance prohibits certain ramifications of farming from being considered nuisances, either public or private... Read More
Town of Bolton Open Space Preservation, Acquisition, and Conservation Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Open Space Preservation, Agriculture    
Connecticut
Municipal
The open space preservation conservation development regulations call for the location of any development to occur on the least fertile agricultural soils... Read More
Town of New Milford Proposed Ordinance Concerning the Right-to-Farm
Date Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Agriculture, Right-to-Farm    
Connecticut
Municipal
The town of New Milford established this right to farm ordinance limiting circumstances under which any such operation may be considered a nuisance. The ordinance specifies that any dispute over farming practices will be handled through mediation through the mayor’s office... Read More
Town of North Stonington Right-to-Farm Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Agriculture, Right-to-Farm    
Connecticut
Municipal
The town of North Stonington established this right-to-farm ordinance designed to “foster farming as a way of life by declaring this municipality’s support of the farmer’s right to farm.”.. Read More
Town of Westport Protection of Water from Tree Spraying Ordinance
Date Added: Monday, March 21, 2016
Aquifer Protection    
Connecticut
Municipal
This ordinance protects the ponds and the lakes within the town from biochemical pollutants used in tree spraying, through the inspection of vehicles and equipment, as well as through the regulation of water use. The ordinance works establishing a permitting procedure through which certain types of equipment can be used. In addition, there are specified hours of operation as well as designated areas for collection of the water... Read More
Town of Westbrook Community Forest Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tree Preservation & Protection    
Connecticut
Municipal
This Tree preservation provision establishes a 55 acre community forest to be managed by the town under the forest commission. The purpose of the ordinance is to protect forest resources and water quality, as well as serve recreational and educational functions. .. Read More
Town of Newtown Zoning Ordinance
Date Added: Monday, May 8, 2017
Agriculture, Zoning, Natural Resource Protection & Conservation, Farmland Protection & Preservation    
Connecticut
Municipal
The town of Newtown created a conservation and agriculture zone, which, in part, is focused on the retention of agriculture as a beneficial industry within the town. No land or structure within the zone may be altered except for the purposes of natural resource conservation or farming... Read More
Town of Avon Ridgeline Protection Overlay Zone
Date Added: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Overlay District, Ridgeline Protection    
Connecticut
Municipal
This overlay district was adopted to protect ridgelines for the conservation of environmental attributes including ground water quality, ground water recharge and wildlife habitat, and in order to prevent erosion. It provides for a setback area from the ridgeline as specified by a qualified professional. The setback area is designated on a map prepared by the Commission... Read More
Town of Farmington Ridgeline Protection Zone
Date Added: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Ridgeline Protection, Scenic Resources    
Connecticut
Municipal
This law provides a very detailed set of regulations with the primary purpose of protecting the viewshed and natural beauty of the town. It uses specific geologic features that form the mountains to determine the boundaries of the protection zone... Read More
City of Meriden Zoning Regulations; Solar Zoning
Date Added: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Solar Energy, Zoning    
Connecticut
Municipal
Within its Zoning Chapter, the City of Meriden in Connecticut has incorporated a separate section outlining the few regulations for wind energy conservation systems and solar devices. According to the section, screening on a roof to enclose mechanical equipment may be modified to allow access to solar heating devices. The section also goes on to require that solar heating devices do not occupy more than 10% of the yard area and that any new construction be mindful of solar devices on adjoining properties so that the maximum effort to retain sol.. Read More
Town of Haddam Subdivision Regulations; Passive Solar Energy Regulations
Date Added: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Solar Energy, Subdivision Regulations, Zoning    
Connecticut
Municipal
Haddam, Connecticut has enacted a section, § 302-36, within its chapter on subdivision regulations specifically for passive solar energy techniques. Section 302-36 defines passive solar energy techniques as “site design techniques which maximize solar heat gain, minimize heat loss and provide thermal storage within a building during the heating season and minimize heat gain, and provide for natural ventilation during the cooling season.” According to the section, a subdivision applicant must demonstrate to the Commission that she has considered.. Read More