On Tuesday, Stamford’s Planning Board held the final community workshop in the development of the City’s Master Plan, which will guide the development of Stamford over the next 10 years. The City is working on the project with consultant team BFJ Planning. The team highlighted some of the plan’s major themes, including a focus on the growth of the downtown area.
Frank Fish, a founding principal at BFJ Planning, says it’s important to keep and enhance Downtown as a regional center while still preserving surrounding neighborhoods, a common concern Fish has heard from residents.
Sandy Goldstein, President of the Downtown Special Services District, says one of the things that need to change is the plan’s language, such as categorizing areas other than the downtown as urban mixed use.
After the presentation, attendees were able to speak with BFJ representatives and openly express their concerns and ideas.
The plan will now be revised based on the public’s comments and further review from city boards. A final draft of the Master Plan will be published in May, followed by a public hearing tentatively scheduled for June 17th. To find out more about the plan, visit stamfordmasterplan.org