The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public hearing for Thursday, July 18, beginning at 7 p.m. at Trackside (15 Station Rd.) to accept public comment on revisions to the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD). The hearing follows approximately one and a half years of study by the Planning and Zoning Commission with participation and input from other town boards and commissions. Milone and MacBroom, Inc., a planning and engineering firm based in Cheshire, has provided assistance in preparing the plan.

The POCD is a state-mandated guidance document that provides a 10-year vision for the town and serves to guide decision making with respect to growth, development, and conservation. As a comprehensive plan, the POCD examines a wide spectrum of topics likely to influence Wilton over the coming decade, including demographics, housing, land use, community facilities, infrastructure, economic development, open space, recreation, transportation and sustainability. In addition to examining data and trends, the plan provides direction with regard to community priorities.

A draft of the document is currently available for online viewing online.  In addition to public comment taken at the hearing, comments may also be posted at this site between now and the July 18 hearing date.