The City of Hartford received CRCOG’s 2016 Regional Sustainability Award in early June for Zone Hartford—a transformative, citywide form-based code that prioritizes environmental sustainability. The new zoning regulations take the City’s vision for sustainable development to the all-important implementation stage—offering a comprehensive blueprint for other communities to consider as well. The Code: prioritizes the reduction of the City’s carbon footprint and resilience; creates a typology of building and street types to compliment Hartford’s historic fabric; establishes overlay districts, including TOD and a Connecticut River District, which require high density development; and incorporates New Urbanist design principles. It incentivizes renewable energy use; explicitly authorizes urban agriculture; embraces Completes Streets; encourages maker spaces; and so much more.
Click here to access the adopted zoning regulations.