Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency

Welcome to the Connecticut River Estuary Regional Planning Agency.

We are updating our web page to provide more information for your reference. This update is the first step in providing web-based access to information on the various land use activities and issues in the nine towns of the lower Connecticut River.

A Brief History

CRERPA was established to serve the nine towns of the Connecticut River Estuary Region. The Region is one of fifteen planning regions established under state law. The regional planning organizations (RPOs) act as a forum for addressing issues of regional concern and prepare a Regional Plan of Conservation and Development. In 2004, CRERPA was designated a Metropolitan Transportation Organization based on 2000 Census Population Density.

Over the years, the agency has provided a myriad of services, generally in the areas of land use, transportation, and conservation to the nine towns. The RPOs in all fifteen regions act as conduits for information flow between the state and area towns. In recent years RPOs have expanded their regional organization services to include natural hazard mitigation and domestic preparedness.

In addition, the agency has served as a catalyst for the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the region. GIS serves to translate land use and parcel data into computer generated maps. Currently, all nine towns have initiated some form of GIS system for their respective towns.

For more information on the various topics of regional interest, click on any of the topics to the right. Have fun, and if you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at:

CRERPA - 455 Boston Post Road, P.O. Box 778, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-3497
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