Torrington is a growing suburban community in western Connecticut. BL Companies was retained to perform planning and design services for the redevelopment of about 100 acres in the heart of the city. The primary focus of the design process was to provide a natural and logical regeneration of Torrington. Historical buildings were catalogued and integrated into the design. New buildings were introduced, based on the scale and texture of the fabric of the city. The streetscape was accentuated to improve pedestrian circulation and viability of the retail shops. Existing roadways were analyzed and realigned to improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic throughout the area and all existing utilities were evaluated for capacity and availability for expansion. BL Companies preformed a preliminary environmental assessment of about 180 properties within the study area. This helped develop an estimate of the potential costs necessary to address impacts to soil and ground water from hazardous or regulated substances on site.