Springdale Village Center in Stamford Adopts First Complete TOD Ordinance in State of Connecticut
The neighborhoods of Glenbrook and Springdale in the City of Stamford, CT recently completed a multi-year participatory planning process to reposition their village centers as walkable Main Streets ensuring that all infill development is transit-oriented. Each has a Metro-North rail station on the New Canaan branch line which provide the framework for their community visions.
Stamford's 2002 Master Plan, completed by RPA and Phillips Preiss Shapiro Associates, identified a series of neighborhood centers that could become focal points for development and growth in the city built on the principles of TOD and New Urbanism while maintaining a lower density and scale than downtown.
Local interest and transit access combined to identify Glenbrook and Springdale as early case studies.
On Monday January 5, 2009 new zoning and design guidelines for Springdale were approved that combines a variety of elements to achieve TOD including a progressive approach to parking which acknowledges the neighborhoods transit service and walkability.
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Project Overview Presentation (PDF 8.5MB)
Approved Springdale TOD Zoning and Design Guidelines (PDF 1.5MB)