Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Program State Advisory Board meetings:


The next meeting of the State NRZ Advisory Board will be 7/18/2024.

2024 meetings:

1/18/2024:  Agenda Video Minutes
4/18/2024:  Agenda Video draft Minutes


Meetings  Agendas  Meeting Records  Notices and additional meeting documents 
1/26/2023 Agenda  Minutes Recording NRZ Advisory Board Concepts for 2023 
4/20/2023 Agenda  Minutes Not Recorded Hartford Next Presentation

DCF Presentation

7/20/2023 Canceled Canceled  Canceled
10/19/2023  Agenda Minutes   Video

C&D Plan Process Story Map

CEPA & C&D Plan PowerPoint


Previous years' meetings:




Meeting Records

Notices or other meeting documents

11/14/2022 Agenda Draft Minutes; Video Presentation: Frog Hollow NRZ 
9/8/2022, 9:00 (tentative)  Agenda  draft Minutes; Video Hartford NRZ Compliance Checklist  DOT presentation DOT flyer SHPO presentation SHPO flyer
7/19/2022 (subcommittee) Agenda draft notes  
6/27/2022 (subcommittee) Agenda draft notes   
5/12/2022, 9:00 Agenda Minutes; Video CHFA MyHomeCT presentation
3/10/2022, 9:00 Agenda Minutes; Video OPM/DEEP Broadband Mapping DOT BSE Program SEC Overview
6/23/2021 Agenda


Meeting recording(160 MB MP4)

LISC-CT presentation(2.3 MB PDF)

Bridgeport presentation(1.8 MB PDF)


Draft Minutes


Agenda Minutes


Program Description

A law enacted in 1995 established a process for the development of Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs). The objective of the NRZ process is to revitalize neighborhoods through the collaborative involvement of residents, businesses and government to determine the vision and priorities of the individual neighborhoods. The NRZ process provides a mechanism for local stakeholders, along with local municipal officials, to develop a strategic plan to revitalize their neighborhood. Municipalities wishing to participate in the process may establish zones in one or more of their neighborhoods by a resolution of their legislative body. Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 7-600 through Sec. 7-608 are the laws covering all aspects of the NRZ program and can be found at

The neighborhood committee that is formed in response to this resolution shall:

  • develop by-laws governing its operations;
  • develop a strategic plan;
  • develop an outline of public/private financing sources to support  plan objectives;
  • submit the plan to the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) for review and comment; and submit the plan to the municipality for approval;
  • hold a public hearing for input into and adoption of the plan; and
  • submit any amendment to the plan to OPM for review and comment. (An amendment is a concept or proposal not included in the original plan adopted by ordinance).

OPM’s role in the NRZ process is to:

  • review and provide comments on the plans submitted;
  • coordinate state agencies activities to support the plans of the NRZs; and
  • expedite the review of specific requests for modifications from codes and regulations that are identified in the plan as impediments to achieving NRZ plan objectives.

Community Organizing Handbook:  A Guide for NRZ Members and Leaders

The Community Organizing Handbook dates back to 2000 and might be updated in the coming year but can help guide people interested in forming an NRZ.  Chapter 7 is guidelines for developing a strategic plan and a 2005 update of that is available available.  These documents remain useful, but please contact us for advice if interested in forming an NRZ or in updating a strategic plan.

NRZ Resource Directory for Rebuilding Communities

This NRZ Resource Directory dates back to 1995 and remains useful, but please contact us for advice if interested in forming an NRZ or in updating a strategic plan.


For Further Information, Please Contact:
Bruce Wittchen: phone (860) 418-6323 - fax (860) 418-6493 - e-mail