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Monday, May 13, 2013

Meriden (and other towns) are about to “eat our lunch”

The much discussed Wallingford Incentive Housing Zone needs to become a part of our own reality to an area of development such as the one below outlined by Meriden (and by other towns along the rail line) or else we run the risk of not being in a position to compete with them.

In the 1970s Wallingford very wisely established the Industrial Zones and the Wallingford Industrial Park area which led to a boom of development for years. That boom has to this day bolstered the base in our Grand List but it’s pretty much at a plateau.

The Incentive Housing Zone and other transit oriented zones in and around the rail line is the next boom.

The commuter rail line for all the pro and con arguments is coming - question Wallingford needs to ask itself is “do we want to be a destination stop or a place for people to board and go elsewhere?”


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