Middletown Initiatives and Projects
- Remington Rand- City-owned small business incubator and environmental remediation project.
- South Cove Waterfront Development-The City of Middletown is exploring long-range plans to develop 85 acres of prime waterfront property on the banks of the historic Connecticut River.
- Complete Street Study- The mission of the Complete Streets Committee and study is to encourage biking, walking and transit on Middletown streets. The Committee will work to facilitate walking and biking connections between neighborhoods, commercial districts, parks, public lands, private institutions, and neighboring communities.
The purpose of this plan is to provide a framework for implementation of transportation policy that incorporates Complete Streets principles.
- Downtown Housing Incentive Zone- The City of Middletown is undertaking a extensive study to review the supply and demand of housing in the downtown and what actions need to be
undertaken to create a vibrant residential component to the downtown's vibrant commercial environment.
- Eckersley-Hall Senior Center and Municipal Building- In 2011 the City of Middletown acquired 61 Durant Street, known as the Saint Sebastian School. The site is being converted to a Senior Center and Municipal Building, known as Eckersley-Hall, names after two Middletown residents who died in World War I.
- US Reserve Army Base Closure- In 2005 the Department of Defense slated the US reserve base located on Mile Lane in Middletown for closure. The City of Middletown is currently going through the process to develop a redevelopment plan to submit to the Department of Defense to allow for the transfer of the property.
- Downtown Parking- In 2005 the City of Middletown was awarded nearly $18 million in Federal Transportation funds to improve transportation and parking facilities in the downtown. The City will be developing a plan for the expenditure of these funds and will be posting information as it becomes available so the residents of Middletown can participate in improving the downtown.
- Miller and Bridge Street- In 1999 the Common Council determined that the Miller Street and Bridge Street neighborhood was no longer viable and therefore initiate a project to relocate the residents and demolish the existing buildings.
- North End Redevelopment- Within the larger history of Middletown, the North End has played a special role. It is, as it always has been, an active living area within the city center. In the past decade the North End has seen a significant decline in the quality of housing and population. The City along with two
developers are seeking to improve housing and attract new residents to the downtown.
- Plan of Development Update- The current Plan of Development was adopted in 1990 and it has served the City well. However Middletown has changes since its adoption and the Planning and Zoning Commission is under going a review to update and amend the existing plan of development to meet the needs and
challenges of the next decade.
- Portland Chemical Clean-Up- In 2000, the City acquired this property through tax foreclosure and
discovered in 2001 that it contained over 130 barrels of hazardous waste. The
City with State and Federal assistance is working to remove all contamination that has been found.
- Proposed Sumner Brook Redevelopment Plan- On January 16, 2007, the Redevelopment Agency unanimously denied further investigation or steps towards adopting a redevelopment plan for the Sumner Brook Area.
- Maromas Open Space Land Use Study-
In 2005, the City received 256 acres of open space land previously associated with Connecticut Valley
Hospital. The five properties located in the Maromas region of Middletown provide a unique
opportunity for Middletown to enhance a large area of open space for recreational opportunities for
Middletown's residents. The Department of Planning, Conservation and Development is conducting a land
use study to help shape the future of this valuable resource.
- Middletown Farm Viability Study-
In 2007, the received a grant to conduct a study to determine ways to improve the viability of agriculture and farming in Middletown.
Middletown believes that it is important to support this important local segment of our City.
- Hiking and Biking Trails-
The City is working to improve access to the City's open space and recreational amenities through the creation or improvements hiking and bike trails.