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Planning for Trumbull's Development Plan

A new Website will offer access and updates for Revising Trumbull's Plan of Conservation and Development. The town is also working toward meeting 100 businesses in six months.

If you see Ed Lavernoich and Jamie Brätt (pronounced "Braht") around town, say hi. They want to know more about the town.

Lavernoich is the Economic and Community Development Director, and Brätt is Director of Planning & Development.

These two departments are still independent, but committed to strategic collaboration and unified customer service, said Bratt.

Part of the plan is . The website is http://www.plan-trumbull.com.

A public hearing could take place in September.

"The website (www.Plan-Trumbull.com) will give residents easy access to project documents and background information, provide updates, and alert residents about public workshops. Residents are encouraged to regularly check the website and they can submit comments or questions directly through the website," according to a press release.

The Plan is being updated with the assistance of Planimetrics, an Avon-based land use planning and consulting firm that assists towns with preparation of Plans of Conservation and Development.

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A Vision for Trumbull

"I approach planning from a holistic view," Brätt said recently in her office, which is slowly taking shape. "Some of the more nuanced details of the public realm matter. The way a human being experiences the overall built environment is just as important as height or setback. She's also concerned with connecting the town's natural resources, such as the Pequonnock River Trail.

Lavernoich agreed with the town's current list of which businesses to attract, including medical offices.

"That's a great list to start. Medical is a clear growth industry," he said. "The regional hospital, [a concept approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission], it's their day."

According to Brätt, "Ed has a very thoughtful and ambitious plan. Priority number one is to listen first."

The two will take the input they receive and turn it over to the Planning and Zoning Commission as it revises the Plan of Conservation and Development. "You can't afford to have things happening by accident," he said.

Both officials come from city backgrounds: Lavernoich from Bridgeport and Brätt from Washington D.C. She also grew up in rural northern Connecticut.

”Thriving communities need vibrant places to interact, from passive recreation areas, to active team-oriented assets, to a mix of retail amenities.

Trumbull has made such investments including a dog park, public parks and public pools.

Tony T August 20, 2012 at 10:38 AM
How about an update on now the sewer project is going...not much feedback or updates comming out on that project?
Aaron Leo (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Mark IV is still working. When it is expected to be done? I'll ask. Thanks!
Jonathan Bulkley August 20, 2012 at 01:52 PM
It'd be great if the roads that have been completed for a year would get paved, like Booth Hill. I've literally ruined a set of tires in HALF the typical time by having to drive on Booth Hill. I personally think the town or Mark IV owes me new tires.
Lenny Garfola August 20, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Herbst at rally hosted by anti-gay chick-fil-a supporter. Here’s are the Monroe patch articles on this: http://monroe.patch.com/articles/bring-on-the-republican-unity-hold-the-chick-fil-a http://monroe.patch.com/articles/connecticut-republicans-rally-to-turn-state-red-photos#photo-11059067
MAC August 20, 2012 at 06:33 PM
I'd like to know Lavernoich's and Bratt's views on "Agenda 21," or what they might call "Sustainable Development." I sincerely hope that they want nothing to do with "Agenda 21" under ANY name and are on guard against that insidious "plan" to take away the property rights of Americans! Many Americans cities have misguidedly signed onto promoting "Agenda 21," otherwise known as a "Livable Cities" or "Sustainable Development" plan. For those unaware of the dangers to our sovereignty and property rights from these schemes, see this site, or just search the topic: http://thenewamerican.com/rio-20/item/11929-at-un-rio%2020-world-governments-agree-on-%E2%80%9Cthe-future-we-want. Here is a bit from the below site, and on it can be seen some CT towns and cities, including Bridgeport and Stamford signed onto this insidious "agenda." "ICLEI was founded in 1990 as the 'International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives'. The Council was established when more than 200 local governments from 43 countries convened at our inaugural conference, the World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future, at the United Nations in New York." http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=1387&region=NA
Joan August 20, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Oh my goodness! It's George Soros' and the United Nations' secret plan for world domination! I hope our town planners do not fall for this scheme. ;-) http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-the-soros-sponsored-agenda-21-a-hidden-plan-for-world-government-yes-only-it-is-not-hidden/

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