NVCOG Regional Planning Commission Meeting is Rescheduled

Land Use Academy 2016

The quarterly meeting of the NVCOG Regional Planning Committee (RPC) is rescheduled to Tuesday, December 10, 2019, due to weather concerns.  There will be important discussions about the future of this committee and its operations.  All members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

Public Information Meeting: Waterbury-Oxford Airport Master Plan Update

Aerial of Waterbury-Oxford Airport

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) will be holding a Public Information Meeting for the Waterbury-Oxford Airport Master Plan Update. The meeting will include both a presentation and an opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide comments.

The public information meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Wyndham Southbury, 1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury, CT 06488.

The presentation will include an introduction to the master planning process, an overview of the airport’s facilities and operational environment, and a summary of the goals and potential facility improvements that serve as the focus of the master plan.

A second public meeting will be held later in the planning process, following the release of the draft master plan report.

For additional information please visit Waterbury-Oxford-Planning.com.

PUBLIC NOTICE – MAP Forum Annual Meeting, December 13, 2019


map of the area in the Metropolitan Area Planning

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2019 Annual Meeting on December 13, 2019, at 10:30 am in Lower Manhattan.  For security purposes, please RSVP via Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/2KgMcz1. The meeting agenda appears below. Please note that the meeting also will be available remotely as a webinar using the following link at the time of the meeting: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m3e7c5eb2e3bdb7b2c0023292a558a4b1.

2019 Annual Meeting of the Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum

December 13, 2019; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
25 Beaver Street, 2nd floor, Lower Manhattan



  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:30 am – 10:40 am)– Deb Nelson & Gerry Bogacz, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
  2. Regional Planning Activities (10:40 am – 11:40 am)
    a. Southeast, NY-to-Danbury, CT Link Feasibility/Planning Study – Putnam County Planning Commissioner Sandra Fusco, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton
    b. Port Master Plan 2050 – Charles Bontempo, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  3. Public Participation (11:40 am – 11:55 am)
  4. Organizational Issues (12:05 pm – 12:25 pm)
    a. Update on the Implementation of MAP Forum Work Program
    i. Central website/content management system – Mary Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    ii. Analytical tools committee – Deb Nelson
    iii. Multi-State Freight Working Group – Gerry Bogacz
    iv. Resiliency committee — Group
  5. Next meeting and agenda items (12:25 pm – 12:30 pm) – Deb Nelson & Gerry Bogacz
  6. Adjourn (no later than 12:30 pm)

The MAP Forum is a consortium of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.  The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting or translation services, please contact andrea.miles-cole@dot.ny.gov  no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.

Naugatuck River Greenway Progress

Greenway in Torrington

The second leg of the Naugatuck River Greenway in Torrington opened with a ribbon-cutting celebration on Tuesday.  The newly-opened section in Torrington starts at the Sullivan Senior Center and ends at Scoville Street. This section was built with $351,373 in grant funding and city bonding.  The third section along Scoville Street should be completed next year.

Once completed, the Naugatuck River Greenway will be a 44-mile walking and biking trail from Torrington to Derby along the Naugatuck River.  Currently, there are open sections of greenway in Naugatuck, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Ansonia, and Derby, as well as Torrington, with more sections in design and pre-construction phases.

See our webpage for more information about the Naugatuck River Greenway.

Ribbon cutting ceremony in Torrington

Member Town Achieved Bronze Certification with Sustainable CT!

Sustainable CT taps into the power of creating change at the local level. Guided by the vision set by Connecticut’s municipal leaders, over 200 people from local governments, non-profits, state agencies, businesses, academia, and our communities worked together to develop Sustainable CT. Each of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns was represented in the creation of the program.

The Town of Woodbury has received Bronze Certification in 2019.  The City of Bristol achieved Bronze Certification in 2018.  The municipalities of Bethlehem, Naugatuck, Prospect, Seymour, and Thomaston have registered to participate in Sustainable CT, but have not reached certification as of yet.

If your community is not yet registered in Sustainable CT and you would like to learn more, contact them at info@sustainablect.org. They would love to discuss what Sustainable CT might look like in your city or town.

Public Information Meeting: State Project No. 151-325

Road work ahead sign

A public information meeting on State Project No. 151-325: Waterbury Downtown Traffic Signal Upgrades to be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the UCONN Waterbury Campus in the Multi-Purpose Room 119 at 99 East Main Street, Waterbury.  Representatives from the City of Waterbury and their consultant, VN Engineers, Inc. will be available from 5 pm to 7 pm with a formal presentation at 6 pm. All residents, commuters, business owners, and other interested individuals are encouraged to come and learn and discuss this project.

Public Information Meeting Notice

Public Information Meeting Notice (Español)

Governor Lamont’s CT2030 Transportation Plan

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Governor Ned Lamont released the plan to update transportation features across the state.  This plan includes highway and transit projects in the Naugatuck Valley region:

Review all of the improvements to be made in the state and the plans for funding these projects in the Governor’s transportation plan on the CT2030 website.


Notice of Scoping for Regional Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Study

The NVCOG Regional Wastewater Treatment Consolidation Study will provide a preliminary analysis to help determine the region’s ability to increase capacity for properly treating wastewater in a consolidated facility or facilities, thereby leading to a reduction in long-term state and local capital improvements and a reduction of user fees.

As the sponsoring agency, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has published a scoping notice soliciting comments from other agencies and from the public as to the scope of alternatives and environmental impacts that should be considered for in the study’s Phase II.  The full scoping notice can be accessed here.

Understanding the Valley Region: A Community of Well-being

Apartment buildings in Shelton

The Valley Community Foundation has released the 2019 Valley Community Index, a data resource on many topics from education to employment to health in seven Valley municipalities.  Non-profits, businesses, and residents of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton are encouraged to read this resource.

2019 Valley Community Index

NVCOG has created an interactive summary of the report, highlighting trends and popular data topics.