Saturday, May 25, 2024

Make Your Voice Heard


Participate in the Stratford Workshops to Develop Our Plan of Conservation and Development For The Next 10 years

All Ideas Welcome

Sponsored by Stratford Planning Commission

When and Where Are the Planning Workshops?

Birdseye Municipal Complex Gymnasium

468 Birdseye St, Stratford, CT 06615

Tuesday, September 13th | 6 – 8 p.m.


Boothe Memorial Park & Museum Workshop

5800 Main St, Stratford, CT  06614

Thursday, September 29th | 6 – 8 p.m.


Baldwin Center Workshop

1000 W Broad St, Stratford, CT 06615

Thursday, October 13th | 6 – 8 p.m.



Shakespeare Market

1850 Elm Street, Stratford

September 18th | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Latin Music Festival – Paradise Green Gazebo

121 Huntington Rd, Stratford

September 18th | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What Is Plan Stratford?

It is the opportunity for residents to give input on a Plan of Conservation and Development to be used as the Town’s guide for managing growth and conserving resources.

The Town’s Planning Commission is responsible for updating the Plan every ten years as mandated by the State. The Plan addresses multiple issues related to stewardship of the Town and provides a foundation for Town policy, capital investment, and it’s zoning regulations.

Stratford last undertook this process ten years ago culminating in the 2013 POCD.  This effort will provide an updated Plan that will address important issues related to Stratford’s growth and will provide a vision for its future.

The following website will take you to the 2013 POCD adopted by the Stratford Town Council:

What Are The Plan Elements That Will Be Covered in the POCD?

Demographic Trends


Land Use & Zoning

Conservation, Open Space & Recreation

Economic Development

Cultural & Historic Resources


Community Facilities, Infrastructure & Utilities

Energy & Environment

Resiliency & Waterfront Redevelopment

Placemaking & Urban Design

Why Should I Participate?

The development of Plan Stratford lays the groundwork for projects such as Stratford Army Engine Plant (SAEP) and Center School redevelopment, Greenways, Complete Streets, parks and playground improvements, etc.

It promotes housing choices and resiliency initiatives, and helps advance community grand list.

Who Is On The Planning Team?

Technical Advisory Committee Members Are:

Laura Hoydick. Mayor

Jermaine Atkison. Deputy Fire Chief

Susmitha Attota. Town Planner/POCD Project Manager

Paul Aurelia. Planning Commission Member

Andrea Boissevain. Health Director

Brian Budd. Administrative Police Captain

John Casey. Town Engineer

Larry Ciccarelli. Public Safety Director

Alivia Coleman. Health Program Associate

Mary Dean. Economic Development Director

Brian Donovan. Building Official

Michael Downes. Chief of Staff

Matt Fulda. Director of MetroCOG

Jay Habansky. Planning & Zoning Administrator

Kelly Kerrigan. Conservation Superintendent

Amy Knorr, Recreation Superintendent

Brian Lampart, Fire Chief

Joseph McNeil, Police Chief

Bryan O’Connor, Chairman of Planning Commission

Tara Petrocelli, Director of Community Development

Greg Reilly, Grants Writer

Dawn Savo, Finance Director

Raynae Serra, Public Safety Director

Elizabeth Sulik, Executive Director of Stratford Housing Authority

Tamara Trojanowski, Community Services, Youth Services, and Senior Services Director

Christopher Tymniak, CAO

Community Advisory Committee

Bryan O’Connor, Chairman of Planning Commission

William Boyd, Vice Chairman of Planning Commission

Paul Aurelia, Regular member of Planning Commission

Sarah Graham, Regular member of Planning Commission

Alec Voccola, Regular member of Planning Commission

Tami-Lyn Morse, Alternate member of Planning Commission

Brian Stirbis, Alternate member of Planning Commission

Daniel Senft, Alternate member of Planning Commission

Planning Consultants

Rory Jacobson, Lead Project Manager, FHI Studio

Francisco Gomes, Senior Project Manager, FHI Studio

Dave Murphy, Subconsultant, Resilient Land and Water

Glenn Chalder, Subconsultant, Planimetrics

Susmitha Attota, AICP

Town Planner

(203) 385-4017



  1. Why does the Stratford Planning Commission want to hear our voices AGAIN? I do not have enough fingers to count the times we have attended meetings regarding the Shakespeare and Center School properties. For YEARS, especially those living in the Historic District, surrounding neighborhoods, and across party lines, have exhausted our voices in vain.

    With respect, stop the lip service, tax abatements, and approving low-quality businesses selling the same products and services. Create a 21st-century plan that protects our history, integrity, and environment so that we all can be proud. We need real vision, not duplicity.


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