Waterbury WATER Project Performance Measure Data

In support of the Waterbury Active Transportation and Economic Resurgence (WATER) Project, the City of Waterbury and NVCOG will be reporting on several critical performance measures for a five (5) year period following completion of the project. This webpage will contain supplemental information for those performance measures, including images of the project area, raw data collected to support the data provided in the final report, and a copy of the charts and tables presented to the Federal Highway Administration. For additional information or questions about the project, please contact the city of Waterbury. For questions about the data collection efforts, please contact the NVCOG staff contact listed below.

Raw Data Tables

Pedestrian Data – These tables portray the full pedestrian data set as collected by NVCOG staff, as well as expansions to daily, weekly, monthly, and annual estimates. 

Bicyclist Data – These tables portray the full bicyclist data set as collected by NVCOG staff, as well as expansions to daily, weekly, monthly, and annual estimates. 

Traffic Data – These tables portray the full data set as collected by street side radar counters. 

2022 Report to FHWA 

 

NVCOG Staff Contact

Kevin Ellis
Transportation Engineer
kellis@nvcogct.gov

NVision 2022

Naugatuck Valley Conference on 

Fostering Equitable Development

NVision 2022 was a one-day regional conference that brought together stakeholders from the public and private sectors, elected officials, and community members to discuss our region’s future.

This year’s discussions and presentations were underpinned by the concept of equity. Interactive sessions with expert panelists helped frame the Greater Naugatuck Valley’s path on key issues related to:

  • Transportation
  • Affordable Housing
  • Public Involvement

The conference featured an engaging agenda that included appearances from Guest Speakers Governor Ned Lamont and Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary. It took place at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT. This event was free and open to everyone.

“Moving the Masses May be Micro” Presentation & Panel

As energy prices continue to rise and roadway safety is increasingly in focus, Connecticut and the nation are turning toward walking, biking, and other micro-mobility solutions to make up gaps in the transportation system. Bikes, scooters, hoverboards, and other personal transport devices provide a more, but not perfectly, attainable alternative to car ownership, especially for lower-income individuals living in or near urban centers.

This session provided an overview of the current state of infrastructure, legality, and safety barriers to more widespread adoption of micro-mobility devices, as well as discussed ways that municipalities and the COG can work together to improve access.

“Home-Field Advantages of Local Affordable Housing” Presentation & Panel

The location, size, and type of affordable housing development is inherently a local level decision. However, over the last few years, many municipalities in the Naugatuck Valley Region have faced similar housing-related challenges that are changing the housing conditions of our communities.

This session explored how affordable housing development can create opportunities for economic and social mobility and how meeting the needs of all residents creates more resilient and diverse communities.

“Justice Isn’t Just Us: Pursuing an Equitable Environment” Presentation & Panel

Many communities affected by Environmental Justice issues have historically been left out of planning and decision making processes. Involving community members and organizations not only enhances understanding of and by the target population, but it is also fundamental to identifying the best way to meet the community’s needs.

This session explored the significance of Environmental Justice and narrowed in on strategies to build the community’s capacity to be meaningfully involved in the environmental decisions that affect their lives.

A Special Thank You to our Partners Eversource & Avangrid

Without the generous support of Eversource and Avangrid, this event would not have been possible. Click below to explore their slides and recordings of their speeches.

Eversource Recording | Eversource Slides
Avangrid Recording | Avangrid Slides

698 South Main Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Redevelopment Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant for cleanup planning at 698 South Main Street, Waterbury. This large property nestled between the Naugatuck and Mad Rivers was once the campus of the Anamet network of factory buildings. The City of Waterbury’s plan for this site includes repurposing the 200,000 square foot building back into light industrial and demolishing the remaining dilapidated factories, rebuilding with mixed use, and incorporating the strip of land alongside the Naugatuck into the Naugatuck River Greenway. This multiuse trail will provide opportunities for exercise, active transportation, and recreation while raising property values and connecting regional economic corridors. New tax revenue will be generated, and it is estimated the cleanup/post remediation jobs will be 50-150 full and/or part-time jobs. The city is currently using $3 million in State grants to prep the site for redevelopment.

Project Status: Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence mid-Spring 2022.

526 North Main Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Assessment

Activities: The Regional Brownfield Partnership has awarded the Neighborhood Housing Services of Waterbury $100,000 for environmental assessment activities at 526 North Main Street, Waterbury. Data will be used to determine the level of remediation (if any) needed on site. The proposed redevelopment of this former industrial site consists of a 100+ unit apartment building with commercial space on the first two floors.

Project Status: A mandatory site walk was held on March 23rd. The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is requesting environmental information on the site in the form of a Phase I, Phase II, and Hazardous Building Materials Analysis. All requests for proposals for 526 North Main Street will be due April 13 with the Regional Brownfield Partnership Board selecting the qualified environmental professional May 2022.

359 Mill Street, Waterbury (Brass City Harvest)

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Development Corporation a $86,000 sub-grant to assist with State remedial closeout requirements at 359 Mill Street. The Site, also known as the Brass City Harvest, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses urban agriculture to build self-reliance skills, empower residents to modify their dietary behaviors, and increase fresh food access points in the community. This food hub now infuses more than 200,000 pounds of fresh, locally grown food into the community each year.

Environmental requirements include groundwater sampling and monitoring as well as closeout reports.

Project Status: Steps towards providing the additional assessment work on site have commenced with the initiation of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Environmental work is anticipated the start mid-Spring 2022. 

313 Mill Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Development Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant to assist with assessment activities in means of closing any data gaps at 313 Mill Street. These funds are meant to supplement the $3 million already granted to the City of Waterbury from the State for remedial and construction activities. The City of Waterbury has proposed to redevelop the site as a Base Ball Park for the local community.

Project Status: Steps towards providing the additional assessment work on site have commenced with the initiation of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP). Environmental work is anticipated the start mid-Spring 2022. 

Mad River, Waterbury

River and Building

Project Type: Cleanup

NVCOG oversaw a $500,000 grant for assessment and remediation across multiple parcels on behalf of the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC). The remaining funds were allocated to conduct clean-up activities at Lot 19, where Brass City Harvest has constructed a regional food hub for cleaning and preparing locally-grown foods for distribution.

Project Status: Remediation activities have been completed.

130 Freight Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

Assessment Activities: The Revolving Loan Fund Committee of NVCOG has awarded the Waterbury Redevelopment Corporation a $200,000 sub-grant for cleanup planning at 130 Freight Street, Waterbury. Funds at the former Anaconda Mill site of Waterbury would be applied for cleanup planning and Licensed Environmental Professional services which would lead to remedial activities. The site is included in the City of Waterbury’s Master Plan for the Freight Street District in which 190 mixed-rate residential units, up to 19,000 square feet of commercial space and industrial space with a portion of the site returning to green space has been proposed.

Project Status: Cleanup Planning and Remedial Activities are anticipated to commence mid 2022.

909 Bank Street, Waterbury

Project Type: (Completed) Environmental Site Assessment and Remediation

Activities: The Brooklyn neighborhood of  recently celebrated the opening of a new park. Click here to learn more. 

 The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments conducted an environmental assessment in order to facilitate potential site transfer of the former vacant property. Assessment work was funded by EPA petroleum funds through NVCOG’s FY2016 EPA Assessment grant, as approved by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and by U.S. EPA Region 1.

Upon completion of the assessment activities on site, the City of Waterbury was granted a $220,000 sub-awarded through NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund for remedial activities throughout the site. Remedial Activities were completed late 2020 with the Connecticut Department of Energy Environmental Protection providing a Voluntary Remediation Verification for the Site. The City of Waterbury has developed the site into a neighborhood “pocket” park. 

Project Status: Completed and open for use.

MTP 2050

Introducing NVision50, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for the NVCOG Region

About the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP)  

As the regional planning agency and a Metropolitan Planning Organization, NVCOG must prepare a long-range transportation plan every four years that lays out the vision for transportation in the future. This document, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, is currently underway, and will identify the current needs and deficiencies within the transportation system, lay out a vision for transportation in 2050, and establish implementation steps to achieve that vision.  The region’s last MTP update was completed in 2019. View the approved and adopted 2019-2045 plan here.

Updating our Plan

NVCOG staff has been working on the data collection, drafting the narrative, and completing the financial analysis for the CNVMPO’s new MTP, NVision50. As portions of the document are completed, they will be released as drafts in the We Want your feedback tab below. In coordination with the CTDOT, the final MTP draft will be brought before the NVCOG Board, along with an update to the region’s Air Quality Conformity analysis, at our February Board meeting. 

 We want your feedback!

Drafts of NVision50 are now being made available for public comment. Though a formal comment period will begin in several weeks, we are making chapters available as soon as possible and are happy to receive comments at any time. These drafts can be found below and comments are greatly appreciated. Please send comments to contactus@nvcogct.gov, or you can call our offices at (203) 757-0535. 

Draft Executive Summary 

Chapter 1 – Regional Profile Draft

Chapter 3 – Transportation Issues and Goals Draft

Draft Project Tables – Appendix A

Thank you to all who participated in our survey! With more than 600 responses, the survey was a valuable tool toward developing our long term vision for the region. 

In addition, thank you to those who spoke with our staff at the Bristol Mum Festival and Shelton Day. These conversations are critical to matching the region’s needs to the long term plan. 

Transportation in our Region:

Staff Contact

Rich Donovan
Director of Transportation Planning
rdonovan@nvcogct.gov
(203) 489-0361