CMSC Board Member and transportation and community development consultant wrote a moving editorial lamenting how Hartford has failed to follow West Hartford’s lead in creating a robust downtown.  Ms. Gold notes West Hartford’s clear vision and 20 years of sustained effort in achieving walkable streets with a dynamic mix of businesses and housing.  She argues that Hartford has failed to put in place a similar framework that encourages development and urban advocacy.  Doing so would raise tax revenue that could help combat other issues the City faces, including crime, poverty and low-performing schools.

Hartford Should Follow West Hartford’s Development Lead