Hillside Historic District, Waterbury, Connecticut    Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Strategic Plan
as filed with the City of Waterbury - the State of Connecticut 1997

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INTRODUCTION

ECONOMIC DEV

EDUCATION

HEALTH

HOUSING

PUBLIC SAFETY

RECREATION

SOCIAL SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION

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Section Two
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Fred Luedke, Chairperson

 

OBJECTIVE #1
Create an urban conservation district which will encourage commercial or professional development as appropriate, which will blend into the neighborhood.

ACTION TO BE TAKEN:  
Identify and promote different areas for targeted uses

LOWER WILLOW STREET

  1. Coordinate with committee working on planning proposal
  2. Eliminate subsidized/low income housing
  3. Seek secure parking
  4. Create a gateway to the residential area of the neighborhood, Including:
  • antiques market
  • copying service
  • bakery
  • florist
  • computer services
  • dry cleaner
  • other non-congregating commercial businesses

PROSPECT STREET

  1. Condemn/remove/restore dilapidated properties
  2. Encourage B&B, restaurant in Rose Hill
  3. Seek opportunities to create parking
  4. encourage office/professional space in specific buildings
  5. Promote educational uses, including:
  • encouragement of  expansion of UConn to four years
  • possible graduate and post graduate research center
  • satellite programs/classes from other universities
  • use YWCA as supporting facility for UConn
  • tie Salvation Army building (Grove Street) into educational facility

GROVE STREET

  1. Provide parking for Hayden Park
  2. Reduce housing density
  3. Seek opportunities for parking for 44 Willow Street
  4. Promote office/professional uses
  5. No further social services/elderly housing/institutional care

NORTH OF GROVE

  1. Re-utilize existing structures as mixed use, residential, home business
  2. Discourage development, sub-division, expansion or strict commercial use
  3. encourage artisans-designate section between Grove and Hillside (from Cooke to Willow) as arts district, use tax incentives.

NORTH OF HILLSIDE

  1. Encourage B&B that maintains architectural and historic integrity

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OBJECTIVE #2
Integrate economic development planning with the plan for the Central Business District

ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN:

  1. Meet with appropriate agencies
  2. Establish Liaison between NRZ and Planning Commission
  3. Ensure that NRZ is integrated into City Plan

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