smart growth, development, land use, community, New England, NEEFC
The case follows the development of a plan for a new village center in Storrs, the central village of Mansfield, Connecticut. A process that was transparent and inclusive of the community members yielded a plan that gained the approval of the Town, the landowner (the University of Connecticut), and the citizenry. The process relied on the mending of fences, the leadership of key participants, and an innovative strategy that included development of a nonprofit corporation and creative use of grant money. While zoning changes are still in the works, the first stage of building goes forward.
Jones, Maggie and Barringer, Richard, "Mansfield CT: Planning a New Village Center" (2006). Planning. 4.
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