Thames River Heritage Park plan aired: If the Thames River Heritage Park has a mantra, it would be “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Alan Plattus, executive director of the Yale Urban Design Workshop, repeated that phrase as he guided an audience of about 100 people through his plan for turning the heritage park from concept to a reality. The report and appendix are available for download from:  The report may also be viewed on at:


PRESTON RIVERWALK UPDATE: It has been almost five years since the Preston Redevelopment Agency (PRA) drafted their Conceptual Management Plan for the Preston Riverwalk Property. During that five-year interval, major changes have occurred in the economy, in societal priorities and in the clean-up/shovel ready status of the property.  The Agency recognized that it is on the cusp of shifting from the task of clean up to the task of development and engaged the services of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Consulting Corps to assist the Town and the PRA preparing for this transition.  After spending almost five days in Preston and Southeastern CT, the CRE team provided their initial high-level report to a group of 40-50 people at the Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) in Preston on March 20th.  A more detailed written report will be sent to the PRA within the next six weeks.  The presentation provided at the HGI is attached HERE. 




The Town of Windham is soliciting proposals from qualified developers to re-develop a surplus vacant Town-owned property located in Downtown Willimantic located at 804 Main Street. Proposals are due in the Town Manager's office, 979 Main Street Willimantic, CT. 06226, on June 1, 2015 by Noon.  The RFP is posted on the Town of Windham's web site at:

Proposals must be consistent with the Town of Windham Zoning regulations and Downtown Business Design guidelines which are on-line at:

For more information, please contact Matt Vertefeuille or James Finger at (860) 465-3040 



The Town of Waterford recently upgraded its GIS system to provide free online public access to land use information...READ MORE HERE


Registration for 2015 Annual Brownfields Conference Now Open. The 16th National Brownfields Training Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, September 2-4, 2015. Click HERE for more Information


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Your organization received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS – now what? Legal Issues for New Nonprofits is an eight-part webinar series that provides general legal information about operating a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. These webinars explain many of the rules and best practices for maintaining your tax-exempt status. 




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