WESTPORT — Public comments on plans to improve downtown parking and pedestrian access — dubbed “Reconnecting the Riverfront” — are being sought online and in person.
The project, coordinated by the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee, will include “public meetings, a visioning ‘charrette,’ location-specific pop-up displays and a survey,” according to a statement Tuesday from town officials.
The scope of efforts to develop a master plan for the “Reconnecting the Riverfront” project can be found at the Downtown Plan Implementation Committee website. The project covers areas such as parking lot “reinvention,” as well as improving pedestrian access, maintenance and sustainability, and upgrading technology.
To take the online public opinion survey, which is live now, click here.
A “charrette,” or participatory planning session, is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Brooks Place at the Westport Library for the public and interested downtown stakeholders to share and review ideas.
“This is an important step in the development of specific plans, which will include design concepts and cost estimates for the Jesup and Imperial [parking] lot areas, and design and construction documents for Parker Harding,” First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker said in Tuesday’s statement.
“The Parker Harding project would be the first of these projects to be advanced through the appropriate town planning and funding bodies,” Tooker added.
The downtown panel, chaired by Randy Herbertson, is working with Langan Engineering and Environmental Services to coordinate public engagement for the project.