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.

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.

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

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.pdf
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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