Praise and pitfalls for downtown projects
I am writing to convey my praise for the First Street preliminary proposal and my disappointment toward the progress of the community center.
The First Street preliminary proposal for a mixed-use building, a public green space and a 360-space underground parking garage would be a great addition to the town. The developers would contribute 4,700 square feet to the town green, public bathrooms and a public gathering space. I also like the idea of spreading the square footage over three floors instead of two. This will provide more office space for employees who will enjoy the benefit of our local shops and restaurants. I think this will encourage new restaurants and shops to open downtown.