Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments (NVCOG) is in the third year of studying the route 8 corridor including Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton. March 26, they held a public meeting at RD Scinto presenting the results of workshops conducted last year and a vision for future development. The 2017 election showed that Shelton citizens are concerned about over development along Bridgeport Ave. I want to summarize the NVCOG Proposal and encourage more people to participate.
My first impression is they want to create more density in ways that are logical; concentrated rather than sprawled across town. At the core were transportation hubs with green space at the heart surrounded by mixed-use three-to-four story buildings of different types so each demands parking at varying times of day enabling shared parking lots.