Housatonic Fields Bass Trail
Monroe, CT, USA
CLIENT Undisclosed / SIZE 1 mile site/5 mile loop / STATUS Commissioned Study, 2006 / DESIGN TEAM Balmori Associates
Balmori Associates’ Master Plan for a waterfront park and recreational trail in a quaint, New England town weaves the language of the abandoned railroad spine into the new heart of the town: a waterfront park, a recreational trail, and a new recreational facility for the public and local school systems. Currently the town framework includes an under-utilized waterfront park, an intact town green with local retail, a historic railroad station structure on the site, and a former industrial building available for conversion to new use. The town has the resources, and Balmori Associates’ proposal envisions a new future with a park as a catalyst for economic growth and a model to direct future development in a positive direction.