From Pavement

to People

SNEAPA 2013
Francisco Gomes, AICP, ASLA
Fitzgerald & Halliday Inc.
How much space does a person occupy?
How much space does a vehicle occupy?

79 in x 202.5 in = 16,000 si = 111 sf / 4 = 28 times larger footprint
than a person
What are the economic implications?
Victoria Transport Policy Institute

• People who travel by foot spend 42% more than
p...
Katherine Daniel, AICP
• Community Development Director, Town of
Brookfield, CT
• Spent several years engaged in community...
Thomas Deller, AICP
• Director of Development Services, City of Hartford
• Appointed in April of 2012
• Directs Planning, ...
John Guszkowski, AICP
• Director of Planning Services for CME Associates in
Woodstock, CT
• Consulting Town Planner, Town ...
Jennifer Siciliano, AICP
• City Planner, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
• Currently leading and managing the Woonsocket
Main Str...
Study communities

Woonsocket
Hartford

Brookfield
Essex
Brookfield
• 16,452 people
• Settled in 1710,
Town established in 1788
• 20.4 square miles
• Per capita income $44,129
• I...
Essex
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6,810 people
Settled between 1648 and 1664
Incorporated in 1852
Per capita income $58,602
11.8 squa...
Essex: Grants lead the Way
• 2009: Acquired $150,000 in funds from the State of CT
to undertake a comprehensive Town-wide
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Hartford
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124,893 people
18 square miles
Settled in 1635, Named in 1637
Per capita income $16,092
Manufacturing ...
Hartford: Work in Progress
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I-Quilt Project
Intermodal Triangle Project
Integrated Transportation Plan
North...
Woonsocket
• Incorporated in 1867/1888
• Located on the Blackstone River
• Textile mill based economy until the Great
Depr...
Woonsocket: Up and Running
• November 2011: Applied for RI Planning Challenge
Grant, awarded in February of 2012
• June 20...
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  1. 1. From Pavement to People SNEAPA 2013 Francisco Gomes, AICP, ASLA Fitzgerald & Halliday Inc.
  2. 2. How much space does a person occupy?
  3. 3. How much space does a vehicle occupy? 79 in x 202.5 in = 16,000 si = 111 sf / 4 = 28 times larger footprint than a person
  4. 4. What are the economic implications? Victoria Transport Policy Institute • People who travel by foot spend 42% more than people traveling by car. • 28 persons/space of a vehicle x 142% = 40 times the downtown local retail activity per space occupied by a person versus space occupied by a vehicle
  5. 5. Katherine Daniel, AICP • Community Development Director, Town of Brookfield, CT • Spent several years engaged in community development in the developing world. • Her work with NGO’s in Africa contributes to her consensus building approach as a planner. • Has recently guided local volunteers and active citizens in developing a master plan that seeks to reinvent the Four Corners of Brookfield.
  6. 6. Thomas Deller, AICP • Director of Development Services, City of Hartford • Appointed in April of 2012 • Directs Planning, Housing and Property Management, Economic Development, Licensing and Inspections and the Marketing Events and Cultural Affairs Divisions. • Serves as Executive Director to the Redevelopment Agency and has been appointed by the mayor to the Capital Region Development Authority. • Formerly served as Director of the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Providence. • Graduate of the University of Rhode Island and father of three teenage sons.
  7. 7. John Guszkowski, AICP • Director of Planning Services for CME Associates in Woodstock, CT • Consulting Town Planner, Town of Essex, CT • Formerly served as a planner for the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Towns of Woodstock and Thompson, CT. • Has also served for the past decade as the Chairman of the nonprofit agency Eastern Connecticut Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc.
  8. 8. Jennifer Siciliano, AICP • City Planner, Woonsocket, Rhode Island • Currently leading and managing the Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan, as well as the Woonsocket Creative Placemaking Project • Previously, Jennifer was a regional planner at the Montachusett Regional Planning Commission • Graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Masters of Regional Planning
  9. 9. Study communities Woonsocket Hartford Brookfield Essex
  10. 10. Brookfield • 16,452 people • Settled in 1710, Town established in 1788 • 20.4 square miles • Per capita income $44,129 • Iron works and various mills • Home of former Governor Jodi Rell
  11. 11. Essex • • • • • • • • 6,810 people Settled between 1648 and 1664 Incorporated in 1852 Per capita income $58,602 11.8 square miles Home of Essex Steam Train Shipbuilding, maritime, and piano building history Home of Carolus Huska, a local artist and picture frame carver, designed the famous General Electric Company symbol
  12. 12. Essex: Grants lead the Way • 2009: Acquired $150,000 in funds from the State of CT to undertake a comprehensive Town-wide Transportation Study • 2009: Safe Routes To School Plan • 2010: Awared $450,000 in SRTS implementation funds from CT DOT • 2012 STEAP Grant awarded for “Essex Civic Campus” improvements between the Town Hall, Essex Library, and Grove Street Park properties. • 2013: Received a Main Street Investment Fund grant for the development of “A Shared Street for the Arts” on Main Street and Summit Street in Ivoryton
  13. 13. Hartford • • • • • 124,893 people 18 square miles Settled in 1635, Named in 1637 Per capita income $16,092 Manufacturing to Financial Services, Insurance and State Government • Home of The Aetna, The Hartford, Phoenix, Travelers, United Technologies, Trinity College, University of Hartford • Birthplace of J.P. Morgan
  14. 14. Hartford: Work in Progress • • • • • • • I-Quilt Project Intermodal Triangle Project Integrated Transportation Plan North Park Sustainability Study Parks Masterplan Form Based Code rewrite of Zoning Housing Study
  15. 15. Woonsocket • Incorporated in 1867/1888 • Located on the Blackstone River • Textile mill based economy until the Great Depression • 41,000 people • 8 square miles • Per capita income is $20,242 • Corporate home of CVS • Home of Norm Abram (This Old House)
  16. 16. Woonsocket: Up and Running • November 2011: Applied for RI Planning Challenge Grant, awarded in February of 2012 • June 2012: Cecil Group/FHI/Alta hired for Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan • May 2013: Plan officially adopted by the City Council • June 2013: The Plan won the Outstanding Smart Growth Plan Award from Smart Growth RI • The Woonsocket Main Street Livability Plan Steering Committee still meets and has split into 4 working groups: design guidelines, wayfinding and parking signage, streetscape and beautification and activation of public spaces.

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