Harriman worked with the Town of Clinton to study an area directly adjacent to a rail station and near the Town Center that included a vacant industrial site and the surrounding residential neighborhood. The goal was to determine the future potential of this key property and surrounding district as a key opportunity in the revitalization of the Town Center. The planning study focused on developing a revitalization strategy for the existing buildings and property while preserving and enhancing the surrounding historic residential district. The study resulted in a revitalization plan with three key elements:
- An action strategy for the historic factory buildings, property and surrounding area.
- An approach to transit-oriented development that complements the revitalization of property and the preservation of the character of the neighborhood.
- The establishment of a historic district or village district in the area to support a shared community vision.
Harriman worked with the community to better understand the issues and opportunities of the study area and to identify a shared community vision for the property and to help shape revitalization strategies. This public outreach included stakeholder interviews, monthly meetings with a Steering Committee, and two public meetings. The Town of Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission guided this study, which was funded through a Vibrant Communities Initiative Grant from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.