Newington discusses proposed transit district

Newington discusses proposed transit district

Conversations about a transit village area surrounding a proposed Newington train station on Cedar Street continued at Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

Town Manager Tanya Lane presented a brief draft of the Transit Village Design District Overlay zone Tuesday night. The draft would need to be approved by the town plan and zoning commission and then brought back to the council for further review.

“To start, there would be two Transit Village Design Districts on the north and south sides of Cedar Street,” Lane said.

Lane said there would also be provisions for affordable housing in the district, as well as retail and dining options. The idea would be to build a...