The ordinance creating the agency states:
There is hereby created a redevelopment agency for the Town in accordance with Section 8-126 of the Connecticut General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended, said agency to be known as the "Wethersfield Redevelopment Agency." The Agency shall have all the powers and duties now or hereafter provided for redevelopment agencies by the Connecticut General Statutes, subject to the limitations on the exercise of the power of eminent domain established by §12.1 of the Code of Ordinances, as the same may be amended from time to time.
To promote the redevelopment and revitalization of the limited available commercial lands and buildings in Wethersfield in ways which implement the Town's Plan of Conservation and Development. To achieve redevelopment and revitalization through partnerships with property owners, tenants, potential developers, and state, federal and regional government agencies. To pursue actions that will leverage private investment, increase property values, create quality development, and provide entrepreneurial and employment opportunities.
June, 2011 Consultants' Reports
Real estate consultants Bartram & Cochran of Hartford prepared two reports, drafts of which were provided for discussion at a June 20, 2011 Town Council meeting. One report presents a redevelopment plan for 1000 Silas Deane Highway, and the other report gives a market analysis of sites located at 976 through 1060 Silas Deane Highway.
Listing files in 'Redevelopment Agency Documents'
This redevelopment plan provides for the creation of a mixed use retail and residential development at the intersection of the Berlin Turnpike and Nott Street, including the construction of three new buildings, combining 152 residential apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space.
On June 11, 2008 the Wethersfield Redevelopment Agency held the first of two special meetings and public forums to discuss economic development and the role of the town's Redevelopment Agency.
On September 6, 2011 the Redevelopment Agency made a presentation at Public Hearings on resolutions to adopt the redevelopment plans for 1000 Silas Deane Highway and Berlin Turnpike/Nott Street.
On August 6, 2007 the Redevelopment Agency made a presentation at a Public Hearing on the proposed redevelopment bond ordinance.
The Redevelopment Agency held a second public forum on October 15, 2008, to discuss development opportunities available in Wethersfield.
- Commission Members
- Mark Trahan, Chair
- Paul Thompson
- Thomas Carson
- Thomas Pentalow
- Gioia Zack
The Wethersfield Redevelopment Agency meets on the second Thursday of each month. The agency's meeting minutes are available online.
- For further information contact:
- Peter D. Gillespie, Director of Planning and Economic Development at (860) 721-2838.