Community Resilience and Historic Resource Preservation – Preserving Quality of Life in Connecticut

APA New York Upstate Chapter


Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

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With over 3,200 historic resources either in the Special Flood Hazard Area or projected Sea Level Rise areas, in its four coastal counties alone, Connecticut realized the importance of balancing historic preservation with coastal and other resilience initiatives.  The presentation will overview how CT modernized its historic inventories, served data to users, conducted gap analysis of plans, policies and regulation for 91 communities, and provided recommendations for including historic/cultural resources resilience in documents ranging from master plans to hazard mitigation and resilience plans and land use regulations. 

Additionally, five Regional Council of Government Charrettes and one-on-one technical assistance meetings with 28 municipalities were conducted, as well as an updated flood resilience chapter in the State Historic Preservation Plan and a Best Practices Guide.  This project will provide an approach and resources to other states, counties and communities that recognize the importance of protecting valued resources from flooding and other hazards, while maintaining community character and the historical integrity of the resources in harm’s way.


Scott Choquette

Invited Speaker


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Bill Nechamen,