Plan of Conservation & Development

Cromwell, CT

Applied Expertise

  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • Urban Design
  • Waterfronts
  • Economic Development
  • Zoning
  • Environmental Planning
  • Heritage and Tourism


Cromwell, a growing community of approximately 13,000 residents near Hartford, CT, is a single-family residential and regional commercial destination. The plan developed a multi-faceted approach to diversify future development including: a high-tech business park, an historic downtown revitalization and new waterfront development as catalysts to create a stronger identity. The plan features comprehensive land use policy for both conservation of resources and potentials for sustainable development. This unique document provides a future “roadmap” and set of policy statements intended to sensitively develop the Town of Cromwell while protecting its natural features and enhancing the overall quality of life. The Plan focuses on “green infrastructure” to connect and enhance existing open space, making it more accessible and useable to residents. An action-oriented matrix in the plan serves as a benchmarking and implementation tool.