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1 OBSERVING BRISTOL BY CENSUS TRACT -Key Characteristics & Housing Stock Summaries Le ve l 1

2 Positive Amenities Parks are an investment in a city's social capital Attract community events and inexpensive recreation Gathering places for neighborhood youth and grown- ups alike for casual contact Promote healthy lifestyle

3 Positive Amenities Religious institutions provide valuable contributions to communities that government would need to fund if they did not provide such support Social services and community volunteering Education and civic skills training Reduced levels of deviance

4 Tract 4057 (West) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

5 Tract 4057: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 5 (blank)

6 Tract 4057 (West): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Key Characteristics Mostly undeveloped acres Smattering of low-income Single family Higher value lots Southwest where Park St. meets Divinity St. Positive amenities Rockwell Park Negative disamenities Aging commercial along Rt. 72

7 4057: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Multi-Family- Scattered Apartments Type B (>20 years) Single Family- Scattered Type B (average condition)

8 Tract 4057: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Older retail, auto body & junk yards Access Issues : The physical form of this tract currently requires transportation by car. Farrell Ave connects the east half to the west, but it is a narrow and unfriendly to higher density traffic. Explicit Density Housing density is highest in the Southeast quarter near Rockwell Park. Undeveloped land dominates this tract. St. Josephs Cemetery on Bird St. marks the Northern center of this tract, surrounded by undeveloped land. Little to no retail or commercial activity exists until you reach the Southwest edge where Park St. meets Rt. 69.

9 Tract 4058 (North West) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

10 Tract 4058: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank) Level 1 Level 3 Level 2

11 Tract: 4058 (North West): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Key Characteristics: Large concentration of high value lots Frequent scenic views on high elevations Separate pockets of office, industrial, and multi-family to the South Positive Amenities: Residential (Veterinarian, Wellness Center, Chippanee golf course) Negative Disamenities: Area far from main roads ( Rt. 6 & 72 )

12 4058: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Multifamily- Type B (>10 years) Located close to commercial activity (Firestone, Clark Western) Single Family- Type A & A+ large lots, aesthetic landscaping, farther from commercial activity

13 Tract 4058: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Access Issues Relatively far from the center of town, the main roads both bordering and servicing this tract are Rt. 69 (Burlington, North/South), and Rt. 6 (East/West). Scenic Character To the west, Old Marsh Pond illustrates the scenic nature of this tract, and Chippanee Golf Course provides both aesthetic and recreational appeal. A and A+ single family homes with 2 stories and 3 car garages occupy the hills to the northwest near the border of Burlington and Bristol. Neighborhood Feel Neighborhoods are defined by elevation, nicest at high altitudes. Exhibit quiet streets, sidewalks and active residents, evoking a communal feeling. Largest concentration of type B Multifamily exists close to the Warehouse Industry along James P Casey Rd., continuing on Clark Ave, hidden from view on Hill St.

14 Tract 4059 (North) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

15 Tract 4059: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

16 Tract 4059 (North): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Michael McDonald Key Characteristics: Middle class homes with older single family stock Sidewalks observed with pedestrians Many cull de sacs Nicer lots closer to the North Quiet neighborhoods with schools, parks, and churches. Positive amenities: Seymour Park, Oakland Commons Strip Mall (Rt. 6) Negative disamenities No businesses service this area above Route 6.

17 Tract 4059: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Michael McDonald Multi-family- Type B (>20 years) Corner of Cypress St. & Burlington Ave. Single Family- mixed Type A & B 33 units 19 units 2 units 11 units 29 units

18 Tract 4059: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Easy Access Transportation by car is effortless: North/South along Rt. 69 (Burlington) and Jerome Ave., and East/West along Shrub Rd., Maple Ave., and Route 6. Brings nature to Bristol Shrub Rd. marks the north border against the Town of Burlington, and boasts both Seymour Park and the H.C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center. One of the more attractive, family friendly tracts, 4059 features dense Oak and evergreen trees lining suburban streets and cul de sacs. Houses above Maple St. are Type A mixed with B, and older than those in tract Lot sizes decrease below Maple St; Type B homes dominate more south along Route 6. (Farmington Ave.) Little to no retail or commercial activity exists above Route 6., and any views of undeveloped land are blocked by the thick deciduous shrubbery. Collected on April 2, Michael McDonald

19 Tract (North by Northwest) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

20 Tract : Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

21 Tract (North by Northwest): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs Key Characteristics: Thick border of relatively depressed neighborhoods (Jerome Ave., Stevens St., Stafford Ave., Route 6.) Interior includes undeveloped wooded area Positive Amenities: Four different churches and a private high school Barnes Field Park Easy navigation by car Negative Amenities: Few curbs between streets and lots Missing residential amenities north of Route 6

22 Tract : Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs Multi Family- Apartments Type B Single Family- Type B & C Housing that Ranges from low income, poorly kept, to small modular housing. Light retail along Farmington Ave. (GNC, Blockbuster, small grocery)

23 Tract : Summary of Detailed Field Notes Geographic Housing Density Clusters North: Dense single family, Central: Sparse single family, South: Moderate (density) multifamily Light office and commercial structures are smattered along Mine Rd., not appropriately spaced from residential neighborhoods. Uniform Type B Consistency Consistent type B housing dominates all of this tract; demonstrates more ordinary Bristol neighborhoods. To the South, lots get smaller with similar house and lot upkeep (B). Type B apartments and condominiums exist closer to Rt. 6 on the S. East and S. West borders. Larger, but less groomed lots are to the North near Lake Como. The interior flat, undeveloped land below Stevens Street is currently forests, and is surrounded by B housing on all sides. Available Community Stabilizers Barnes Field (School and Baseball field), along Mix St., is a strong community stabilizer for North Bristol, lined with sidewalks, and draws a young crowd from surrounding tracts. Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs

24 Tract (North East) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

25 Tract : Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

26 Tract (North East): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs Key Characteristics: Suburban lower and middle class neighborhoods Street grid pattern defines neighborhoods Few undeveloped, wooded areas Positive Amenities: Kern Park Multiple Churches Negative Disamenities: Lines a busy region of Route 6

27 Tract : Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs Multifamily- condominium Type A and B Single Family- Type B & scattered A Few Type A homes border any main access roads (Stevens St. and Stafford Ave.), instead they are mostly found in the grids interior.

28 Tract : Summary of Detailed Field Notes Collected on April 2, Denyelle James & Colby Scruggs Well Kept Neighborhoods Similar Type B single family spills over from tract , but you will find more sidewalks accompanied by pockets of type A in this tract. Street Grid Layout Dense street grids do not leave much undeveloped space. Amenities Kern Park (tennis courts, tarmac, and large, open field) is fitted into the south center of this tract, and type B multifamily are concentrated nearby along Rt. 6.

29 Tract 4053 (East) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

30 Tract 4053: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

31 Tract 4053 (East): Characteristics Collected on April 2, John Clapp Key Characteristics Very residential area Nice neighborhoods with little trash or unkempt areas Positive amenities Well maintained Negative disamenities Few

32 Tract 4053: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, John Clapp Multifamily- Type A and B Single Family- Type A and B South has pockets of Type A housing around Vernon and Spellman St. Also a few pockets of row houses

33 Tract 4053: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Easy Accessibility All regions are easily accessible by car, and most neighborhoods are connected by sidewalks. Route 72 is nearby, allowing easy access in and out of Bristol. Wal-Mart and busy Rt. 6 borders to the north, but traffic quickly reduces to a lighter density and 25mph speed limit immediately south of these shopping centers. Mix of Use and Structure: Well Kept and Appropriately Placed A large community of nicely kept row houses stand South of Milton Rd near the Senior Community Center. A few appropriately placed office parks and auto mechanics occupy the corner of Washington St. and Stafford Ave. to the Southwest. Multifamily condominiums and apartments (North Stafford Ave.) lie closest to the main roads servicing this tract, and are similarly well kept. Collected on April 2, John Clapp

34 Tract 4052 (East Central) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

35 Tract 4052: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

36 Tract 4052 (East Central): Characteristics Collected on April 2, John Clapp Key Characteristics: Well integrated mix of Type A and B Predominantly B Multi-car garages, condos and large apartment complexes Retail and commercial along main roads Positive Amenities B housing with nice roads Schools and churches Negative Disamenities Few

37 Tract 4052: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, John Clapp Multi Family- Type A & B Large Brick Apartments West, Duplex homes Single Family Type A & B ( new & >20 year)

38 Tract 4052: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Well Maintained Type A and B Mixture Overall, this is predominantly a well maintained Type B housing area. Some A and A+ housing near Jennifer and Donato St. (split level, 2 and 3 car garages). Going West on W. Washington, starting at Stafford Ave., lies mixed A and B single family, Hubbel Elem School, condos and large brick Apartment complexes, then up the ridge through B housing to A at the top. Some apartments and commercial property is near King and Carpenter St, as well as some 2 and 3 family homes, and commercial activity along the main roads. Appropriate Land Use At the corner of Brook and Stafford are appropriately placed commercial (auto repair and office parks). South of Rt. 6 near King Street (Dallas, Columbus and Louisiana St.), housing is anchored by Churches, Schools and good retail. Collected on April 2, John Clapp

39 Tract 4054 (South East) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

40 Tract 4054: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

41 Tract 4054 (South East): Characteristics Collected on April 2, John Clapp Key Characteristics: Mixed residential neighborhoods are nicer as you move from West (A) to East (B). Offices to the southwest, office parks, busy streets, and light industrial. ESPN, Otis Elevator, Light Industrial Park Positive Amenities Industrial and commercial are appropriately spaced from residential Negative Disamenities Parks are not well maintained (excluding Pine Lake)

42 Tract 4054: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, John Clapp & Benjamin Hochron Multifamily- Type B apartments, A & B condominium Single Family- Overlapping pockets of Type A and B.

43 Tract 4054 Summary of Detailed Field Notes Easy Access Access to Rt. 72 is busy, but relatively smooth during rush hour Four Regions Two regions of Single Family Residential on the East and West borders Pockets of Type B housing and light commercial surround Casey field in the Northwest. Mixed with Type A and B housing, there are condos (A & B) further East near Violet and Diane St. Region of Single Family to the North Type B housing lines the few green spaces, including Malones Pond (North/Central), but offers limited street views and accessibility (to Malones Pond). Pine and Central St. give way to Type A housing near Forest St., with occasional Retail and Commercial along Pine St. Region of Light Industry and Commercial occupying South Central. To the south/central, ESPN and Light industrial parks and are well maintained. Within close distance are condos and more retail. Collected on April 2, John Clapp & Benjamin Hochron

44 Tract 4055 (South) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

45 Tract 4055: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

46 Tract 4055 (South): Characteristics Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs, Benjamin Hochron Key Characteristics: South predominantly hilly, dense, and wooded terrain 10 minute drive to downtown Light commercial Positive Amenities Few depressed areas Quality roads and scenic wooded areas. Negative Disamenities low density of retail serving residents (local groceries)

47 Tract 4055 (South): Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs, Benjamin Hochron Multifamily Type B, Old (>20 years) Single family Type A and B, large and small lots

48 Tract 4055: Summary of Detailed Field Notes North-Residential 4055 has mainly one large cluster of smaller lot sized residential homes, stretching East to West at and above the Central High School latitude. Community stabilizers are appropriately spread out (schools, Field and Bracket Park to the North), and a patch of light retail and commercial hugs Rt. 72 (medical offices, recreational supply stores). South-Undeveloped South of Bristol Central High School the terrain becomes steep and neighborhoods transform quickly into forest, featuring small, isolated communities with larger lots. Willis St. extend through the forest area to the East, but leads only to isolated single family homes. Rt. 69 leads to Ceder Swamp Pond and a mix of A and B communities to the South/West. Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs, Benjamin Hochron

49 Tract 4061 (Central South West) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

50 Tract 4061: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

51 4061 (Downtown Central South West): Characteristics Collected on April 2, John Samela Key Characteristics: Very old homes that have been refurbished. Highest density of older construction that lead onto main street (Town Hall) Scattered boarded up buildings and homes have feeling of police presence Positive Amenities Redstone sidewalks and lighting on north main street All basic residential amenities available Municipal buildings, offices, banks, groceries, mom and pop shops Negative Disamenities Missing night life (appropriately themed bars) Occasional feeling of police presence

52 Tract 4061: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, John Samela Single Family: Type A (>30 years) Well kept antique homes to the east (Federal Hill) Multifamily: Type B & C

53 Tract 4061 Summary of Detailed Field Notes Easy Access Significantly accessible with Rt. 6 to the north and Rt. 72 (future extension) to the south, driving is only hindered by the high density traffic attracted by downtown retail and commercial businesses. Walking is encouraged by the narrow and sometimes complicated streets pattern. A downtown feeling is accomplished, but clearly missing contemporary entertainment is an issue Unique Single Family Unique Type A Single Family refurbished homes with good downtown location and historical value. Compatible Multifamily Type B multifamily apartments, duplexes, and condominiums are well kept relative to other urban tracts. Collected on April 2, John Samela

54 Tract 4051 (Central) Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron

55 Tract 4051: Per Capita Income Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank)

56 Tract 4051 (Central) Collected on April 2, Ryan Demadis Key Characteristics: Well mixed A & B neighborhoods with middle class suburban feel Slightly higher housing density (smaller lots) Positive Amenities Downtown features a park, hospital, church, local grocery, and gas stations. Negative Disamenities Occasional lots with boarded windows and poor upkeep are visible, but less pronounced.

57 Tract 4051: Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Ryan Demadis Multi Family- Type B mixed with A Duplexes and apartments not well maintained Single Family- Type B mixed with A Select areas appear very similar to one another, modular-like

58 Poor First Impression Traveling into 4051 from any direction, housing type deteriorates rather abruptly. A large, undeveloped region stretches the entire longitude on the east border, separating Route 229(King St.) all other regions of King St. (Rt. 229) to the east is more associated with the type B housing in 4052 and Modular type B and C have a predominant presence to the West Rarely seen neighborhoods of type A exist, similar to those refurbished in 4061, but these seem to be outliers. Access Issues Similar housing density and road accessibility characteristics exist as in Tract Select Amenities There is less retail and commercial than in 4061, but Bristol Hospital & Medical Offices have a presence. Tract 4051: Summary of Detailed Field Notes Collected on April 2, Ryan Demadis

59 Collected on April 2, Benjamin Hochron Tract 4056 (South West)

60 NEIGHBORHOOD PER CAPITA INCOME *darker color means higher PCI Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Level 4 Level 5 (blank) Collected on June 14, Benjamin Hochron Level 1 Level 3 Level 2 Tract 4056: Per Capita Income

61 Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs Key Characteristics: Section of dense neighborhoods with no yards Depressed retail and rundown roads. Pockets of pristine neighborhoods surrounding Ceder Swamp Pond. Positive Amenities Ceder Swamp Pond Negative Disamenities Some areas evoke feeling of lower class and police presence Tract 4056: Characteristics

62 Tract 4056 Housing Stock Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs Multifamily- Type A Single Family- Type A and B Clusters of communities Mixed single family and multifamily duplexes

63 Tract 4056: Summary of Detailed Field Notes North/West Concentration of Homes There is a clear high density block to the North/West, sandwiched between Rt. 69 below and Rt. 72 above (good access to both roads). Central High School marks the South/West corner of the dense block, and Features vast green space (baseball, track & fields). Access Issues Access in the South is limited to long roads though forest and a majority of the condominiums feel isolated in this southern region. Access is better to the north (Rt. 72) Southwest are Type A and B Single Family neighborhoods similar to those in Tract 4055 surrounding Ceder Swamp Pond. Collected on April 2, Colby Scruggs


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