Downtown Now! Derby's Blueprint for Progress




With full funding from a grant from Connecticut's Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Derby has engaged the services of internationally renowned DPZ to help Derby successfully position the south side of downtown Main Street for development.  The project, known as Downtown Now!, is expected to jumpstart the expansion of Derby's tax base and restore the City's downtown to a vibrant center of economic and community activity.

Downtown Now!, tagged Derby's Blueprint for Progress, is one of the most comprehensive initiatives ever undertaken for the south side of Main Street.  Not only is it comprehensive, it is unlike any previous effort.  Past attempts to develop this area were developer-driven.  This effort will be inspired by citizens such as yourself and will be rooted in real world economics, giving it the greatest opportunity for implementation.

Your participation is critical to the success of this project!

Click here for a full listing of the upcoming workshops.

>> Press release about Downtown Now! and public engagement activities

>> A letter  from Mayor Dugatto to Derby students and families


Click here for details on the Community Voices Workshop being held Thursday, September 22.

>>  Community Voices Workshop slideshow presentation

>>  A note  from Mayor Dugatto following the September 22 workshop

>>  Photos  from the September 22 workshop


Click here for details on the Community Choices Workshop being held Wednesday, October 26.

> >  Press release announcing Community Choices Workshop                 

> > Community Choices Workshop presentation: Part 1 / Part 2


Click here for details on the Charrette being held Monday, November 14, to Friday, November 18.

> >  November 15 public meeting presentation:  Part 1 / Part 2

> >  November 17 public meeting presentation




'U' Street Master Plan adopted by Derby's Planning and Zoning Commission (January, 2017)

Click here  to review the Interim Report prepared on November 11, 2016 by DPZ Partners.


Downtown Now! Project Team


Project History

Firm Selected for Downtown Revitalization Planning Project

Consultant Selection Team Appointed

Consultants Sought for Downtown Planning Project

Request for Proposals #2015-034:  Downtown Derby Revitalization Planning (exp 2/1/16)

Derby Awarded Grant for Downtown Revitalization Planning

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