2014 POCD
Welcome to the 2014 Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) page!
The POCD is a ten-year, state-mandated, planning document, meant to guide growth and development in our town. It also identifies strategies to protect important resources and attributes of New Canaan. The plan sets the table for many initiatives the town will undertake. As you may know, the town completed several studies over the last few years which examined the location and usage of our municipal facilities and infrastructure, the health of our downtown, how to address affordable housing and how to address senior housing. Those studies, as well as other initiatives, formed the backbone of the adopted Plan and lead it on a focused path.

The 2014 Plan is broken down into two documents; the Strategic Element and an accompanying Implementation Element. The Strategic Element provides an overall strategic direction on the important issues identified by the Town, while the Implementation Element is a more detailed compilation of tasks and programs to address the issues outlined in the Strategic Element. Ideally the Implementation Element will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis and be amended as tasks are completed and new tasks identified.

The Planning and Zoning Commission adopted the 2014 Plan on June 24, 2014, with an effective date of August 1, 2014. To view the adopted Plan please follow this link:

Adopted 2014 POCD - (Strategic Element) - Adopted 8/1/2014 - Amended 4/1/2016

Approved Amendment - Effective 4/1/2016

Adopted 2014 POCD (Implementation Element - Part 2) - Effective 8/1/2014


Questions or Comments
Lynn Brooks Avni, AICP, Town Planner/Sr. Enforcement Officer
Co-Director of Land Use