Wooster Square Neighborhood Plan
Utile, along with a team of consultants (Nelson\Nygaard and Ninigret Partners), completed a transit-oriented neighborhood planning study for the Wooster Square neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. The study aims to guide the City in planning for an anticipated future development of approximately 1,500 new housing units, and makes recommendations for the redesign of streets (primarily the State St corridor) for better connectivity, ways to best promote walking and cycling, and redevelopment options for underutilized properties. Well-attended working sessions encouraged community and steering committee members to pitch ideas for area improvements and upgrades, including a cobblestone-lined pedestrian walkway and diversifying commercial businesses in the neighborhood’s predominantly-Italian Wooster Street. The final plan was adopted by the City Plan commission in the fall of 2016.