The Final Draft of The Hartford Form Based Code has been released and is available for review here:
On February 18, 2014, consultants from Gateway Planning presented Draft 2 of The Hartford Form-Based Code to an audience at the Simsbury Public Library. More information can be found here:
Last night, consultants from Gateway Planning, A Vialta Group Partner, shared the attached document at the Community Presentation held at The Hartford. This is the product of charrette meetings held in the several days prior to this presentation, providing possible outcomes for the future of The Hartford's campus.
Thank you for your participation in The Hartford Land Use Study charrette. We would love to hear from you about the process and what your thoughts are on this final presentation!
Please join the Town of Simsbury and The Hartford to discuss the future of The Hartford campus
Public Forum Sessions
At The Hartford campus
200 Hopmeadow Street
Simsbury, CT 06070
Saturday, September 7th at 10 am and 2 pm (session is repeated)
Community OPEN HOUSE Monday, September 9th at 6:30 pm
Community PRESENTATION Tuesday, September 10th at 6:30 pm
What is a Charrette?
A charrette is a cooperative effort involving several days of intensive working sessions. Charrettes seek to build consensus from the start, allowing all involved to collaborate and work toward a common goal. By offering a hands-on experience, the opportunity for differing viewpoints to connect, and abbreviated feedback loops, prompt identification of issues is achieved and the resolution of them comes early in the process. The charrette also provides an educational opportunity for all who participate in it.
The Town of Simsbury announced a collaborative land use study to explore possible future uses of The Hartford's property at 200 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. This effort, which is being led by the town and supported by The Hartford, will include an intensive “charrette process” which will be held from Saturday, September 7, 2013 to September 12, 2013.
First Selectman Mary Glassman helped celebrate on Nov. 8 the new, expanded location of Mr. Handyman Farmington Valley/West Hartford at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony held by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. Clients, friends and Chamber representatives joined owners Ron and Sharon Locandro, who are shown here cutting the ribbon with Chamber President Kay Green (holding scissors in blue coat). Mr. Handyman is now located at 15 Herman St., Simsbury.
Time to Celebrate - Under sunny skies, the Tariffville Gazebo and Town Green were officially christened on Oct. 20 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Members of the Tariffville Village Association, who spearheaded the project, were joined by several town officials, neighbors and friends.
Governor Dan Malloy signed into law Public Act 12-148, An Act Enhancing Emergency Preparedness and Response. The law will improve and augment the ability of the state, municipalities, and utility companies to better prepare for natural disasters and other emergencies. Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman, and Simsbury Director of Public Works, Tom Roy, both attended and oversaw the governor as he signed this bill into law.