Land Use + Regional Growth  

Land Use + Regional Growth

MetroCog establishes a regional framework to connect our land use to our transportation systems, manage our population growth, preserve our environment, and sustain our economic prosperity.

MetroCog provides the regional framework to connect our land use to our transportation systems, manage our population growth, preserve our environment, and sustain our economic prosperity.

Transportation and Land Use Cycle

By understanding where people live and work we can better plan for transportation and municipal service delivery.

Regional Comprehensive Plan

The RCP serves as the long-term planning framework for the Greater Bridgeport region. It provides a broad context in which local and regional decisions can be made that move the region toward a sustainable future – a future with more choices and opportunities for all residents of the region.

Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is characterized by more compact, mixed-use development near transit facilities that is walkable and promotes good community design. Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Stratford are working to realize TOD in their communities.

Housing

MetroCog promotes strategies to increase the supply of, and ensure access to, a variety of housing choices for all residents of the region, regardless of income. Emphasis is placed on implementing strategies that enable local jurisdictions to meet their housing needs, and integrating housing into the Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Zoning Referrals

The State of Connecticut requires any zoning text amendment or proposed development project within  500 feet of an adjacent municipal boundary be reviewed by the area’s regional council. MetroCog conducts the referral process and provides advisory recommendations for its member towns.