Planning & Development

Economic Development Commission

Exciting News for Waterford’s Small Businesses!

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Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, Waterford's Small Business Grant Program has provided vital pandemic relief to local small businesses– a game-changer for our community!

In 2022 the town of Waterford awarded $78,500.00 to the first cohort of 8 deserving recipients. Building on that success, in 2023, Waterford distributed $91,565.01 to a second cohort of 10 more recipients. A total of $170,065.01 has been granted!

We're proud to play a part in nurturing Waterford's economy and community.

Stay tuned for more updates and inspiring stories from our grant recipients!

Click here for to visit the Economic Development Commission homepage.

Town of Waterford Community Survey - Short Term Rentals 

We need your input!!

The Waterford Representative Town Meeting (RTM) referred the question of whether to regulate short-term rentals to its Public Works, Planning & Development Standing Committee. 

Our Town does not currently have a regulation that governs these rentals. The Committee is considering the matter, and is asking the Waterford community for feedback.

Click here to take the survey. 

Town of Waterford Plan of Preservation, Conservation and Development


Waterford is working with FHI Studios on the 10-year update of the Plan of Preservation Conservation and Development. Click here to find out more

Civic Triangle Project

Town Center Project Master Plan, October 2021

Click here to visit the Waterford Ad-Hoc Town Center Committee home page to find out more about the Civic Triangle Project. 

Town of Waterford's Affordable Housing Plan

Town of Waterford Affordable Housing Plan Cover Page

Click the image above to find out more about Waterford's Affordable Housing Plan 

As part of Public Act 17-170, the Connecticut Legislature established a requirement that every municipality in Connecticut prepare and adopt an "affordable housing plan" by June 1, 2022 and update the plan every five years thereafter (Section 8-30j of the Connecticut General Statutes). The legislation requires that the plan "shall specify how the municipality intends to increase the number of affordable housing developments in the municipality." The Planning and Zoning Commission led this project in partnership with consulting firm Planimetrics. The Waterford Affordable Housing Plan was adopted on May 10, 2022.

Jordan Millpond Fishway Repair

The Jordan Brook Fishway, damaged by Hurricane Isaias in 2020, is set to reopen in March of 2023. Using funds from a National Fish and Wilde Life Foundation grant, the Town with assistance from the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and fish passage specialist Steve Gephard made the necessary repairs.