Downtown Initiative and Revitalization – Meetings to get Public Input

Would you like to learn more about what changes the Town of Hopkinton is considering for the downtown revitalization project (Main Street, between Ash St. and Wood St.)? Do you have comments and recommendations to offer? Aesthetic improvements, pedestrian safety, parking, changes to the major intersections and the possible placement of utility lines underground are all being discussed.

The Town is providing an opportunity for those who are interested to learn more about the Project and discuss aspects of the Project with the Town Engineer, DPW Director and Director of Land Use Planning and Permitting. They will be available to provide a brief summary of the key elements of the Downtown Revitalization Project and answer any questions. Your comments and recommendations will be conveyed to the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide an update to the public and to gather additional input for DISC. With town meeting deadlines on the horizon, this will help to inform and shape the decisions that will be made as to how the Town will proceed with the various elements and the overall Project.

Please consider attending one of the two daytime meetings, which will be held in Room 215 (Board of Selectmen meeting room) at the Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, on:
Thursday, February 9 @ 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, February 16 @ 12:00-1:00pm

Please see the following articles from the Town Manager’s office for more information on the Downtown project:
1 The History and Mission of the Downtown Initiative Steering Committee (DISC)
2 Background for the Roadway Project – The Conway Report
3 Pedestrian Safety and the Challenges of a the Downtown Roadway
4 The Hayden Rowe/Main Street Intersection

Recent News Article after Monday’s Planning Board Meeting:
Hopkinton downtown parking plan evolving by Michael Morton, Metrowest Daily News
http://www.wickedlocal.com/hopkinton/news/x1085184115/Hopkinton-downtown-parking-plan-evolving#axzz1lhCydPc8