What’s New

Our survey closed February 18th and we had over 1,150 survey results, including more than 950 written comments! A sincere thank you to everyone who participated. We are currently using the results and feedback received from the survey as well as the results of the market study to create potential development alternatives for the Enfield Square Mall site and Hazard/Elm street corridors. The survey is now closed but you can still view the surveys if you’re interested:  English SurveyEncuesta Español

We’ll be publishing an informational newsletter in the coming weeks summarizing existing traffic and safety conditions in the corridor as well as an overview of the market study and survey results.

The Market Study identified several market-feasible uses for the redevelopment of the Enfield Mall property. “Multifamily residential was identified as a primary opportunity along with other types of housing. Specific types of retail, including big box, restaurants, and retail integrated into mixed-use development, were also found to have market potential despite the vacancy struggles of the mall property. A limited amount of office space may be feasible, but will likely be restricted to medical office, which was found to have strong market feasibility. Distribution and fulfillment industrial reuse also emerged as a strong opportunity given growth in e-commerce and the site’s size and interstate access. Lodging (e.g., hotel) development may have moderate potential in the mid-term for the property. Lastly, the analysis determined that there is demand potential for recreation/entertainment uses, particularly family-oriented regional destination uses.” These results are discussed in greater detail in the Market Study.

 

About the Study

CTDOT and CRCOG have initiated a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) to evaluate traffic, congestion, and safety and roadway implications for future redevelopment of the Enfield Square Mall.

The Study will evaluate safety and congestion of the roadway network for existing conditions and will assess travel demand growth and its impacts on area roadways. Evaluation will consider traffic associated with known development of projects in the area, nearby underutilized properties in the study area, and specifically redevelopment of the Enfield Square Mall.

The Study Area is focused around the Enfield Square Mall and a total of 15 intersections around the mall located primarily along Hazard Avenue and Elm Street (Routes 190 and 220) as well as several intersections along Freshwater Boulevard and Palomba Drive.

If you have questions, please contact Caitlin Palmer at cpalmer@crcog.org or call 860-724-4435.

Get Involved

Our survey closed in February but stay tuned! There will be two public meetings as part of this study in 2022.

 

Join our Interested Parties list! Email cpalmer@crcog.org.

 

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