Complete Streets Guidebook

The NVCOG Complete Streets Guidebook outlines evidence-based interventions for making streets safer, more vibrant community spaces. The guidebook is a resource for elected officials and public works staff working to transform streets in the NVCOG region into vital, safe community spaces that accommodate all residents.

Waterbury Residential Street Traffic Calming Study

The NVCOG is developing a proposed comprehensive strategy for implementing residential street traffic calming interventions in the City of Waterbury. Through crafting a sample policy and guidebook, the NVCOG will outline how the city may best address road safety concerns and respond to resident requests.

Housing Needs Assessment

The NVCOG creates Housing Needs Assessments (HNA) to assist its member municipalities in better understanding their housing stock by estimating housing gaps and surpluses and household cost burden.

2025-2028 TIP/STIP

The Transportation Improvement Program is the most important way that local elected officials set the direction of federal transportation spending. The next TIP, which covers federal fiscal years 2025-2028 will begin on October 1st, 2024, and is currently available for the public to review and comment before the MPO boards act to endorse them.

Regional Housing Profile

The NVCOG completed the organization’s first Regional Housing Profile (RHP) in 2022. The Regional Housing Profile compiles data from all 19 communities in the region to create a regional overview of housing trends and provide strategies for improving housing stock and housing affordability. 

Statutory Land Use Referrals

The State of Connecticut mandates that municipalities refer specific proposals to amend and/or establish zoning maps and regulations, subdivision plans, and Plans of Conservation and Development to the regional council of governments for advisory review.

272 River Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee has subgranted Waterbury Development Corporation $100,000 for cleanup planning at 272 River Street, Waterbury. Funding would be used to close out the remaining data gaps, remedial design planning, and post-remedial monitoring. The 0.77-acre site is located within an urban area within the south end of Waterbury and is surrounded by a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The Mad River bisects the entire parcel, and upon completion of remedial activities, the city has proposed to conserve the property as recreational space.

835 South Main Street, Waterbury

Project Type: Cleanup Planning

NVCOG’s Revolving Loan Fund Committee subgranted the Waterbury Development Corporation $350,000 for cleanup activities at 835 South Main Street, Waterbury, also known as the former A Benedict Company and the Waterbury Button Factory. Funding will be used for cleanup planning, developing remedial design plans, LEP oversight, and post-remediation monitoring. Existing environmental reports indicate the elevated presence of hazardous materials. All existing structures were demolished after a fire that occurred in early 2023. As part of the Mad River Redevelopment Corridor, the city of Waterbury has identified this parcel as a priority for redevelopment and is the recipient of $9,000,000 in state and federal funding. Once redeveloped as mixed-use, this project is expected to include housing and commercial space for jobs generated upon the successful revitalization of the former Anamet complex.
 
Project Status: Environmental documentation is currently under review.

Regional Open Space Inventory

The U.S. Forest Service awarded NVCOG a grant to research and catalog priority Open Space parcels across the region. The major deliverable of this project will be a GIS map layer of OS with detailed attributes including ownership, acreage, level of legal protection, public access status, and more.