For Guilford Preservation Alliance, Town of Guilford, Connecticut
Heritage Landscapes and Frederick P. Clark Associates undertook an innovative planning project to address a comprehensive capture of historic, prehistoric, scenic and ecological resources that contribute to the special character of Guilford, Connecticut.
A scenic seacoast town settled in the 1600s, Guilford cultural wealth includes the iconic Town Green, prehistoric and historic sites, and over three hundred historic buildings dating from 1659 to the 1930s. We developed a plan based on inventory and awareness that would allow for growth while assuring that Guilford’s rich cultural and natural resources would remain intact. The team of landscape architects, environmental and traffic planners and preservationists, together with the Guilford Preservation Alliance, Guilford Town Planner and Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation brought forward a thorough set of recommendations that guided actions for decades effectively retaining community character. The project received an American Society of Landscape Architects Merit award in 1987 and a Connecticut Public Spaces Award in 1989.WORKS:
Master Plan for Preservation & Scenic ConservationTEAM:
Heritage Landscapes, with Frederick P. Clark Associates.
A contemporary aerial depicts the Town Green, with yellow outline, tree canopy over residential neighborhoods, winding river and marshes of Guilford, courtesy Google Earth.
Tools for Preservation and Conservation matrix showing Community, Finance, Advisory and Regulatory Tools, actors and where actions can be taken for specific resources.
Historic homes, from Colonial through Victorian eras, are the most obvious cultural assets of the town, joined by archaeological sites, open spaces and scenic roads with views, courtesy CT realtors.
47 square miles of Guilfordmapped for this plan to show protected lands, areas of conservation interest, pervasive historic structures, scenic roads, and views.