The Town of Middletown hired Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) to work with Town staff, a steering committee, stakeholders, and the community to prepare a master plan for the West Main/Coddington Development Center (September 2011). The Development Center consists of four publicly-owned parcels that are targeted for potential redevelopment. They include the former Navy Lodge, the Town's Recreation Complex, Middletown Public Library, and the former JFK Elementary School-all located on the west side of West Main Road (Route 114). The Development Center or "Core Study Area" is surrounded by a larger study area that includes approximately 245-acres of developed land.
In 2013 the Town engaged Matrix Design Group to assist in the preparation of additional redevelopment concepts for the properties and potentially abutting parcels. That report was issued in March 2014.