A recently passed new zoning code can help transform Hartford into a modern city, writes CMSC Board Member Toni Gold in an editorial for the Hartford Courant. Among the benefits of the new code are that it:
- Includes a complete streets plan
- Allows for overlays and other special uses
- Reduces parking requirements
- Is well organized and easy conveys complex information.
All of this together means “the new code can be used to enhance Hartford by regulating new building form and siting as well as use, preserving and enhancing neighborhood character and combating the highway commercial sprawl previously allowed on neighborhood main streets.”