2017 Plan of Conservation and Development

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This page is the repository for the adopted 2017 Westport Plan of Conservation and Development.

The Commission adopted the 2017 Plan on Sept. 28, 2017. The plan was filed with the Town Clerk on Oct. 16, 2017 and becomes effective Oct. 22, 2017. 

See links below for the final adopted plan. These are large PDF files. 

Resolution of Approval, Sept. 28, 2017

INTRODUCTION 

1. Introduction 1
2. Conditions & Trends 5
3. Community Issues / Concerns 17

CONSERVATION-RELATED STRATEGIES  

4. Maintain And Enhance Community Character 23
5. Preserve Open Space 39
6. Manage Coastal Areas 45
7. Protect Natural Resources 53

DEVELOPMENT-RELATED STRATEGIES   

8. Maintain Strong Centers With A Sense Of Place 59
9. Guide Business And Economic Development 73
10. Guide Residential Development 79
11. Promote Sustainability And Resiliency 89

INFRASTRUCTURE-RELATED STRATEGIES  

12. Enhance Pedestrian, Bicycle And Transit Options 95
13. Address Vehicular Transportation Issues 103
14. Address Community Facility Needs 111
15. Address Infrastructure Needs 119

CONCLUSION 

16. Future Land Use Plan 127
17. Implementation 131
18. Next Steps 136

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