Designing a More Vibrant Village and Town Center

Designing a More Vibrant Village and Town Center

Designing a More Vibrant Village and Town Center

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Windham Regional Commission, and Bennington County Regional Commission are presenting a village and town revitalization workshop on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30, at 100 Old School Street in the Londonderry, Vt., Town Office Building. This workshop will focus on the importance of a well-planned and implemented design for a downtown or village center, and is open to anyone who is organizing or interested in organizing to create a more resilient village or town center economy.

Three panelists will include Richard Amore, Planning Coordinator, Agency of Commerce and Community Development; Chris Campany, Executive Director, Windham Regional Commission; and Michael McDonough, retired architect with over 30 years of experience in planning and development and a current member of Vermont Downtown Development Board.

Presentations will cover how
to enhance and improve the physical appearance of a downtown and village center by addressing all design elements to create an appealing environment, the importance of assessing local infrastructure in the early
planning process and implementing appropriate streetscape elements such as pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, landscape design and lighting which will attract more activity to the center, creating a vibrant and welcoming area for years to come.

The Design Panel is the fourth in a series of six exciting village and town revitalization workshops held in Windham and Bennington Counties over the next 5 months until March, 2014. Through these interactive forums community members will learn about reinvigorating their villages and towns through public and private partnerships, building on community assets, design approaches, implementation strategies, and village and town promotion.  We look forward to seeing you on November 13th and at the remaining workshops in 2014.

For more information, contact Anthony Summers at 802-257-7731, extension 225 or Wendy Rae Woods-Hartwell at 802-451-9754.

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