From Regional Vulnerabilities to Resilience Opportunities

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Phase II of Resilient Connecticut commenced in mid-2020 and concluded in September 2021. The central component of Phase II is a regional risk and vulnerability assessment for all 51 municipalities in New Haven and Fairfield Counties coupled with identification of “zones of shared risk” (ZSR) in the 33 municipalities that have potential for Transit Oriented Development. The spatial data and analysis was informed by stakeholder engagement to identify potential resilience opportunity areas. Along with the draft report and maps below, other Phase II results are on a webpage with additional vulnerability product links - map viewers, ESRI Story Maps, workshops, webinars, and more.

CIRCA is accepting comments on the draft report and maps via the feedback forms on the right through October 31, 2021. A 30 minute webinar will be held October 8 from 12 - 12:30 pm to review these draft products and describe the public comment period and next steps.  REGISTER HERE.

Draft Report:

The report and appendices below describe the two-county vulnerability assessment and its findings, concluding with a presentation of 63 specific geographic areas where adaptation and resilience opportunities can be identified to address flood-related risks, extreme heat, or both. Assessment tools described in this report can be used by communities in their own resiliency planning.

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Appendix A: Stakeholder Workshop Reports
Appendix B: Social Vulnerability Mapping Resource Review
Appendix C: Flood and Heat CCVI Contributor List
Appendix D: TOD and Future Planned Development Review
Appendix E: TOD Heat and Flood CCVI Summary Statistics
Appendix F: Zones of Shared Risk Narratives
Appendix G: TOD and ZSR analysis

Executive Summary:

This shorter document provides a high-level review of the full report's vulnerability analysis and importantly, is organized by the four Council of Governments for a better understanding of regional vulnerability. A description of vulnerability through the lense of assets and infrastructure in the two counties is also described as are the 63 identified specific areas for resilience opportunities.

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Regional Opportunity Area Map Download

The following set of New Haven and Fairfield County's 63 resilience opportunity maps are organized by four focus areas: 1) transit oriented development with 40 maps, 2) affordable house with 11 maps, 3) wastewater treatment with 4 maps, and 4) public water supply with 8 maps. Each location's map link is a two page document with information summarized in both English and Spanish.  A Spanish Translated Map Legend will be posted here soon.

Transit Oriented Development / Desarrollo Orientado al Tránsito

Location Name English/Spanish PDF File
Ansonia Ansonia Map Link
Branford Branford Center Map Link
Bridgeport East Bridgeport Map Link
Bridgeport Downtown Bridgeport Map Link
Bridgeport South End Map Link
Danbury Danbury/Brookfield Map Link
Danbury Downtown Danbury Map Link
Danbury Lake Kenosia/Airport Map Link
Darien Darien Map Link
Derby Derby Map Link
Fairfield Downtown Fairfield Map Link
Fairfield Fairfield Metro Map Link
Georgetown Branchville/Georgetown Map Link
Greenwich Cos Cob Map Link
Greenwich Greenwich Map Link
Guilford Guilford Town Center Map Link
Meriden Downtown Meriden Map Link
Milford Devon Map Link
Milford Downtown Milford Map Link
Naugatuck Downtown Naugatuck Map Link
New Haven Fair Haven/Mill River Map Link
New Haven Long Wharf Map Link
New Haven Port Area Map Link
North Haven North Haven Map Link
Norwalk Merritt 7 Map Link
Norwalk South Norwalk Map Link
Norwalk/Darien Rowayton Map Link
Seymour Downtown Seymour Map Link
Stamford Downtown Stamford Map Link
Stamford/Darien Holly Pond Map Link
Stratford Airport/Lordship Gateway Map Link
Stratford Downtown Stratford Map Link
Stratford South End Map Link
Wallingford Wallingford Center Map Link
Wallingford Yalesville Map Link
Waterbury Downtown Waterbury Map Link
Waterbury Waterville Map Link
West Haven West Haven Map Link
Westport Downtown Westport Map Link
Westport Saugatuck Map Link

Affordable Housing / Viviendas subvencionadas

Location Name English/Spanish PDF File
East Haven East Haven Beach Area Map Link
East Haven East Haven Center Map Link
Fairfield Fairfield Reef Road Corridor Map Link
Fairfield Fairfield University Area Map Link
Milford Point Beach Map Link
Milford Walnut Beach Map Link
New Haven Westville Map Link
North Haven North Haven Center Map Link
Stratford Putney Area Map Link
Wallingford Wallingford Center Map Link
West Haven Savin Rock Map Link

Wastewater Treatment / Plantas de Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales

Location Name English/Spanish PDF File
Milford Beaver Brook Area Map Link
New Canaan Fivemile River Map Link
Ridgefield Downtown Ridgefield Map Link
West Haven Old Field Creek and Sandy Point Map Link

Public Water Supply / Sistemas y Fuentes de Agua Pública

Location Name English/Spanish PDF file
Bethel/Danbury Eureka Lake Watershed Map Link
Brookfield Federal Road Map Link
Cheshire/Hamden/North Haven Lake Whitney Watershed Map Link
East Haven/North Branford Lake Saltonstall Watershed Map Link
Monroe Easton Reservoir Watershed Map Link
Monroe Stepney Map Link
New Fairfield New Fairfield Center Map Link
Redding John Reade Middle School Map Link

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