Branchville TOD to receive vote from Housatonic Valley planners Thursday

A planned Branchville improvement effort could be receiving some additional help. The Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG) is set to meet with the Housatonic Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (HVMPO) at the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association Thursday, March 15, 11:30 a.m. to  discuss, and possibly vote on, the town’s Branchville Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) project.  “The project would construct pedestrian bridges and 1,300 linear feet of sidewalks … read more

Give the green light: Plans for Branchville projects move along

Bridges, a traffic light, sidewalks and street lamps — extensive improvements in Branchville — are the focus of two projects totaling over $6 million that are advancing through the planning stages and will soon need town commitments totaling about $618,000. “We’re fortunate enough to announce about $6 million in grants that’ll be spent right here in Branchville,” First Selectman Rudy … read more

Walkable Branchville: Zoning regulations, sewers present challenges

Less traffic, more pedestrians. That’s the goal of the town’s Branchville transit oriented development (TOD), which was presented at the Ridgefield Library Thursday, Jan. 5. Francisco Gomes, an urban developer from the firm Fitzgerald and Halliday Inc., said that a year-long study of the area shows Branchville can be rehabilitated as an attractive and walkable village with a variety of … read more