Middletown, CT – City of Middletown mayor, Ben Florsheim, announced that the City of Middletown has elected to hire architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson for the development of a master plan for riverfront redevelopment. The team will also include Langan, an engineering and environmental services firm, and Karp Strategies, a firm dedicated to community-driven economic development strategy.
“I am thrilled to be getting the riverfront master plan underway, and so excited for the work this community is going to do together with Cooper Robertson and team,” Florsheim said. “The level of talent, vision, and experience that they bring to the table matches the extraordinary potential and opportunity that exists on our riverfront, and their strong focus on community engagement will ensure that this will be a people-driven process leading to the outcome we all want: a riverfront that has something for everyone.”
In the coming weeks, the city will announce the beginning of the public engagement initiative to introduce the riverfront master planning team to the community at large, establish a timeframe and budget, and start the process of creating an action-oriented plan for the future of Middletown’s riverfront.
“Cooper Robertson understands the importance of putting the public and community at the center of the planning process, and we look forward to working together with residents and City of Middletown staff to develop a riverfront plan that is sustainable in the broadest sense of the word: environmentally, socially and economically,” said Mike Aziz, Cooper Robertson’s project director.