THE PLAN FOR GREAT POND builds on the pattern of traditional towns found throughout the region. The Town of Windsor, Windsor Locks, Simsbury, Avon, Granby, Bloomfield, and Enfield are all examples of towns built to accommodate pedestrian and vehicular access to shops, housing and services in a diverse mix of building types and architecture.

The design for the new community builds on the regional demand for a broad offering of housing choices and services that will appeal to a young, highly mobile workforce as well as empty-nester households.

Great Pond is conceived as a series of distinct neighborhoods and special places that offer diverse housing choices, unparalleled access to trails, parks and open space, a walkable neighborhood retail center with shops, small offices and services and high quality civic spaces that foster social interaction for those living and working in the Town.