Downtown North/Downtown West
Through a Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Grant, the City of Hartford enlisted Utile to conduct an eight-month study that resulted in a district-wide strategy for future development, build-out scenarios, infrastructure improvements, zoning recommendations, and public realm design.
Parallel to the overall master plan assignment, Utile coordinated “real-time” planning with the City, as opportunities for targeted development parcels arose. Through scenario test-fits, Utile provided quick turn-around to help inform development decisions for the City. The combination of providing a long-term vision for Hartford, while being nimble enough to respond to a changing development market is at the core of Utile’s planning approach. It is strategic planning at multiple-scales.