Every ten years, the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission is charged by Section 8-23 of the Connecticut General Statutes to prepare a Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for the City. Hartford’s last Plan was adopted in 1996. Since then, Hartford has experienced many changes in economic and physical conditions while many of its assets have become more valuable.
As a dynamic City, Hartford has many planning initiatives underway concurrently at both the citywide and neighborhood levels. One function of the POCD process is to coordinate these planning initiatives in the framework of a general land use plan. Neighborhood plans throughout the City become an important part of the POCD.
The Planning Division of the Department of Development Services, assisted by Planning Consultant Harrall-Michalowski Associates, has been compiling a series of interim documents that will comprise the sections of the Plan of Conservation and Development. These documents are being circulated and are intended to promote discussion and new ideas on the topic and lead the Commission to a final text and Plan for adoption.
A series of public forums have been held around the City to provide opportunities for input. The Planning & Zoning Commission will also be holding community listening sessions around the city to promote discussion of the Plan of Conservation and Development. They welcome your participation at these meetings in person or by written comments.
A Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) is a guideline for asking the right questions, identifying challenges, determining resolutions and implementing strategies. The document explains the planning process and the implementation of Hartford's POCD.
Click here for One City, One Plan POCD 2020 - Adopted Plan - Adopted 6/3/10
Drafts of the document will be posted here as they become available. These drafts are for discussion purposes only and are subject to public participation process.
Click here for Draft 3, published on 3/3/2010.
Click here for Draft 2, published on 2/1/2010.
Click here for Draft 1, published on 11/5/2009.