Thames River Reconnection

In the Fall of 2018, the Cities of Groton, CT, and New London, CT - under the umbrella of the Thames River Innovation Places - hired Ninigret Partners to prepare a redevelopment analysis for two study areas: the Thames Street/Bridge Street area of Groton and the Hodges Square neighborhood in New London.

This high-level study is a policy-oriented document intended to guide future action along Bridge & Thames Street. Recommendations provide conceptual-level strategies for strengthening the sense of place and vitality of each area and outline real estate and physical improvement recommendations that would serve as a guide for future investment. The study has identified several strategies that have low barriers to entry - meaning they can be acted upon quickly, with low cost and relative ease. However, many of these strategies will require more in-depth study to understand exactly how they might be implemented.