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Westport Connecticut - Master Plan for Downtown Parking and Pedestrian Areas Reconnecting the Riverfront 20 September 2022 ( news )
Westport , state Connecticut ( By Press Release office)
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First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker has announced that the recently awarded project to develop and design a master plan for key Downtown parking and pedestrian areas , called
Reconnecting the Riverfront
, is moving into its initial public engagement phase .
Design and engineering firm , Langan Engineering and Environmental Services , Inc . (
) , has partnered with
Connect the Dotsto develop and manage the public engagement scope of this project . This will include both virtual and physical opportunities to engage , including public meetings , a visioning charrette , location - specific pop - up displays , and a survey .
The Downtown Plan Implementation Committee ( DPIC ) is coordinating the project along with Langan . Chaired by Randy Herbertson , DPIC includes Town department heads and resident constituents . DPIC holds a public monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8:30 AM . Meeting notices can be found on the Town calendar on the Town website , westportct . gov
The public survey is now open and can be found on the DPIC website ,
downtownwestportct . com
All are invited to provide feedback , both on the survey and on an ongoing basis in the comments section .
On Thursday , September 29 , from 7 - 9 pm , there will be a visioning charrette and Open House in Brooks Place at the Westport Library ( 20 Jesup Road ) . Residents and stakeholders are encouraged to attend . Throughout the fall , there will also be pop - up displays in various Downtown locations .
First Selectwoman Tooker stated , “This is an important step in the development of specific plans , which will include design concepts and cost estimates for the Jesup and Imperial Lot areas and design and construction documents for Parker Harding . The Parker Harding project would be the first of these projects to be advanced through the appropriate Town planning and funding bodies . ”
She continued , “Continuing to revitalize and energize Westport’s central business district is a key focus of my administration . It is very important to invite and consider public opinion in these efforts , and I appreciate the hard - working team that is managing this project . I encourage everyone to take an interest , participate in the survey , and attend the Open House Charette on September 29 . ”
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