land use

The function of land; how is the land being used.


A corridor of open space that’s may protect or connect natural resources, preserve scenic landscapes and historical resources or offer opportunities for outdoor recreation or non-motorized transportation; located along a defining natural feature, such as a waterway, or along a man-made corridor, such as a highway or railway.


A linear orientation of transport routes and flows connecting important locations that act as origins, destinations or points of transshipment. They can be composed of streets, highways, transit routes, or rail lines.


A property/parcel, of which expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.


Community Emergency Response Teams are volunteers educated on disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.


Chief Elected Official – the mayor, first selectman or chairman of the member municipalities.


Regional Planning Organization is a government body that guides the development of public and private resources in a manner that ensures public safety, well-being and livability.


Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems means conveyances for stormwater (including roads with drainage systems, streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels or storm drains) owned or operated by any municipality or by any state or federal institution and discharging to surface waters of the state.


United States Environmental Protection Agency

You can find more information on the EPA website.


The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for the State of Connecticut

You can find more information on the DEEP website.