On Thursday: Chance for New Canaan Residents to Weigh In on Town's Future

At a public event at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wagner Room at New Canaan High School, residents have a chance to be heard about what they'd like to see in their town's future as officials seek input on the “Plan of Conservation and Developme


A few weeks ago, New Canaan Patch asked this question of readers—“What Should New Canaan Protect or Improve in Town?”—and here are some of the responses that came back:

  • S Tadik: Roads before sidewalks.
  • Hope: Irwin Park barn: Green Technical School that focuses classes/speakers on IT, Energy and Food that naturally will feed knowledge into the community. Complete the whole park “Green.”
  • Hope: Train Station: End RR tracks @ big lot on Elm. Remove tracks @ corner of Park & Elm. Landscape corner, connect Pine & Elm lots and add small glass (green) depot at the bottom of large lot or move depot to that area.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, New Canaan Town Planner Steve Kleppin and others will hear out what anyone has to say as the town pursues its updated “Plan of Conservation and Development” (see attached flier). The 2-hour public event will be held in the Wagner Room at New Canaan High School.

The P&Z Commission and other town officials want to know what your concerns and ideas are for the town's next Plan for Conservation and Development, a multiyear guide that officials use to help them make decisions about what the town wants and needs in terms of land use.

Town officials last month green-lighted $40,000 to hire a consultant to update the plan, as required by law.

The current plan can be found in this section of the town website and it’s comprehensive.

Here’s a list with links to PDFs that are included in it:

Conservation Themes

Developmental Themes

Infrastructure Themes




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