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Orange Marsh Hill Road Corridor

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The Turner Miller Group was retained   to assist the Town of Orange, Connecticut to plan for an area of town which was experiencing dramatic changes. The study area was located in the southeastern end of the Town near the interchange of the Connecticut Turnpike, and had the potential as a location for a new Metro-North commuter railroad station.
 
TMG started with a two-fold economic analysis. The overall economy of the region was analyzed to determine trends and growing industries. In addition, we performed a market analysis of various tiers of market areas around the subject area. Another important aspect was the analysis of land use patterns within this corridor.
 
The result of this analysis was a strategic land use plan, which contained specific recommendations for the various sub-areas of the corridor with a goal of incorporating all land uses at appropriate densities and in appropriate locations for their success. The focus of the area and final recommendations was an area adjacent to a potential new Metro North Railroad station site designated for transit-oriented development, in which we included strategic and regulatory recommendations for mixed-use pedestrian –scaled development which include specific design elements and thresholds.