Friday, April 29, 2011

Transportation Connections Workshop Presentations

When asked what they would like Manchester to be like in the year 2020, many participants at the Quadrant Discovery Workshops spoke about improving connectivity around town and making traveling by public transit, bicycle or foot easier, safer and more convenient. On April 6, members of the Manchester community participated in a workshop on Transportation Connections as part of the Manchester 2020 Planning Process. Participants at the workshop explored the topics of public transit and "complete streets" with representatives from the Capitol Region Council of Governments, CT Transit and the Town of Manchester. Slide presentations from this event are now available, below:

Discovery Workshop Results and Public Transit in Manchester
Gary Anderson, Senior Planner, Manchester Planning Department
Sandy Fry, Principal Planner, Capitol Region Council of Governments
David Lee, General Manager, CT Transit

Complete Streets and Current Town Policies and Practices
Sandy Fry, Principal Planner, Capitol Region Council of Governments
Mark Carlino, Director, Manchester Department of Public Works

Monday, April 4, 2011

Manchester's Agricultural Future Presentations

On March 22nd, over 40 members of the Manchester community participated in a community workshop on Manchester's Agricultural Future. The event focused on what types of agricultural activity currently exist in town and where they are located, community benefits of local agriculture and potential tools that could be used to protect and promote agricultural activities. Featured speakers included Matt Bordeaux, Environmental Planner with the Manchester Planning Department, Joan Nichols of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association and members of the Manchester Agriculture Preservation Association (MAPA). For more information, click on the two slide show presentations below:

Manchester's Agricultural Future- Matt Bordeaux, Environmental Planner/Wetlands Agent
John Weedon, Manchester Agriculture Preservation Association

The Changing Face of Agriculture- Joan Nichols, Connecticut Farm Bureau Association