In 2009 and 2010 the Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley (COGCNV, an NVCOG predecessor organization) conducted a routing study for the Naugatuck River Greenway through the towns of Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, Watertown, and Thomaston. The study is part of an effort to build a 44-mile multiuse recreational trail along the Naugatuck River from Torrington to Derby, Connecticut. This study:
- Identified important destinations that should be connected to the greenway.
- Researched potential issues along various portions of the greenway.
- Recommended a precise route for the greenway.
- Provided greenway cost estimates.
- Recommended phasing for construction.
The product of this study include stand-alone reports for each of the four towns, as well as a regional report that encompasses the recommendations for the entire greenway in the Central Naugatuck Valley region. The regional report incorporate the recommendations of the individual reports listed above, as well as Waterbury Development Corporation’s Waterbury Greenway Study (completed in February 2010 and can be viewed HERE).
COGCNV hired a consultant team, led by Alta Planning + Design, to complete the routing study. The routing study was approved by COGCNV in December 2010.