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West Hartford Center: Review of the Central Business (BC) District Zone

The Town of West Hartford is initiating a planning review that will focus on issues related to density in West Hartford Center. More specifically, and in response to recent requests for changes to the zoning ordinance with regard to density in the Central Business (BC) zoning district which were not approved, the Town Council directed town staff to reach out to the neighborhood surrounding the BC zone in West Hartford Center to create a public forum on the planning and zoning process and the applicability of planning and zoning principles within the BC zone.

Under the direction of a working group, the zoning ordinances will be reviewed with particular attention to regulations affecting building height, setbacks, building coverage, and floor-area ratios and various planning ideas will be explored. A participatory community engagement process, including two public workshops, will be utilized.

Draft of the Final West Hartford Center Central Business District Planning Initiative Report:

Please view a draft of the Final Report here.

Workshop Events Calendar:

February 7, 2017           

Event Flyer Town Hall, Rm 400  


April 3, 2017  Town Hall, Rm 314 Draft Vision Statement Presentation 

Community Planning and Physical Services Committee Meetings:

May 16, 2017           

Town Hall, Rm 312


June 22, 2017  Town Hall, Rm 312 Presentation 

Working Group:

The Working Group (WG) consists of town staff, neighbors and property owners of the Center. The WG helps to develop the planning reviews formal goals and objectives, and provides input into the public engagement process.

Working Group Meetings:

November 10, 2016           




November 21, 2016


Minutes Presentation
January 10, 2017 Agenda Minutes Presentation
March 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes Presentation
March 21, 2017  Meeting Cancelled
April 25, 2017  Agenda Minutes Presentation

 Additional Information:

Please feel free to contact Todd Dumais, Town Planner for additional information.
(todd.dumais@westhartfordct.gov, 860.561.7556)

We will continue to update this site as the planning review progresses.