Connecticut Department of Transportation— Community Connectivity Grant Program – Boxer Square Revitalization

As part of its commitment to the Complete Streets Program, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) created the “Community Connectivity Program,” which looks for opportunities to improve connections for biking, walking, and public transit in community centers throughout the state. As one of its first projects, the city of Stamford was awarded $400,000 to improve transportation options and create a community space in Boxer Square. Completed in 2019, the revitalized square improves traffic operations, provides safer connections to alternative transportation options (biking, walking, and public transit), and incorporates the square’s namesake boxer statue. The community worked together to maintain the changes to the area after the project was complete, which has brought new economic opportunities and enhanced the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the community.