Old Wethersfield Revitalization Study

Project Highlights

• Redevelopment Strategy Development
• Economic Analysis
• Significant Public Outreach

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Project Summary

CME was selected to perform a conditions evaluation and to develop a reuse strategy for three prominent historic properties on Main Street in the heart of Old Wethersfield built in the 18th and 19th centuries. CME conducted detailed inspections of each property to assess their structural integrity, the condition of their historic fabric and to evaluate the configuration, functionality and remaining life of their existing electrical, plumbing and heating systems.

After the conditions assessment was finalized, CME engaged the community in Old Wethersfield by coordinating and conducting public information workshops and arranging interviews with stakeholders. The team was able to obtain valuable feedback about possible reuse scenarios for each property and raise awareness and support for the project and its core intent.

CME prepared multiple reuse options for each site and operating pro formas for each scenario. The results were presented to the property owners, Town of Wethersfield stakeholders, business owners, cultural groups and citizens in a public forum. Feedback on the final report was integrated into the document and it was published online for public access.