Branchville Railroad TOD Study
The Town of Ridgefield is currently working with the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (formerly Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials) to develop a Transit Oriented Development Plan for the Branchville Station Area. This plan will build upon previous planning for the area including the Route 7 Corridor Study and the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Danbury Branch Line Study. GWG Architects is working with Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc. to identify measures that the Town and Region can take to encourage pedestrian and transit friendly development in the Branchville Station area. Ridgefield officials want to ensure that future development will provide an environment that is supportive of local residents, property owners, businesses, and commuters. The draft build-out analysis includes three concepts for development. The preferred concept to guide the recommended zoning and design guidelines would accommodate 68,000 square feet of commercial space, 189 apartment units and 260 townhouse units. This proposal requires a sewer connection to a wastewater treatment facility.
TOD Study Completion: November 2016