Meriden 2020, Bringing It Together

What is Transit Oriented Development?

The City of Meriden’s Transit Oriented Development program seeks to transform the Meriden Transit Center (MTC) and the half-mile area around it into a vibrant neighborhood that includes new residential and commercial development, public spaces and improved access to public transportation.  Several key components of this program are already underway.

  • Meriden is a key station stop on the $500m New Haven/Hartford/Springfield commuter rail line scheduled to open in 2018.  Construction of a $20 million commuter and transit bus station, a 273 space parking garage and an 80-space parking lot are under construction.  
  • Local, state and federal funds have been secured for planning, analysis, and engineering activities within in the TOD area.
  • The development of mixed use commercial and residential areas, pedestrian friendly routes and amenities will be easily integrated into Meriden’s downtown, which comprises a dense, mixed use, pedestrian friendly area filled with historic buildings and public spaces.
  • Transit Oriented Development will help promote affordable, sustainable housing development and regional economic growth, and is consistent with the City’s Plan of Conservation and Development.

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