Mar 2, 2014
07:19 AMConnecticut Today
Pieces Falling Into Place for a Middletown Riverfront Makeover
MIDDLETOWN--With Cromwell having overcome its reluctance to ratify Middletown into the Mattabassett Sewer District, city leaders are anticipating next steps.
The Cromwell Town Council voted Wednesday to admit Middletown into the sewer district, which also comprises Berlin and New Britain.
“I’m very pleased to be working with the officials in Cromwell and New Britain and Berlin,” Middletown Mayor Daniel Drew told the Press. “This is going to enable us to complete our portion of the project.”
And with an alternative to the city’s aging River Road sewage treatment plant now available, Middletown can make practical moves towards redeveloping the riverfront in that area, Drew said. “We’re one major step closer to the dream of a beautiful riverfront in Middletown,” said the mayor.
The city hired New York-based Projects for Public Spaces to draft a concept plan for the riverfront. The consultants submitted their final recommendations in January.