Thursday, April 12, 2012

Main Street Skowhegan public forum on ‘pocket park’

  SKOWHEGAN – Main Street Skowhegan will host an informational meeting on the concept plan for the corner of Madison Avenue and Commercial Street in downtown Skowhegan tonight (Monday, April 23) at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Building Conference Room on Water Street.
   Since the building demolition last fall of three blighted properties, volunteers from Main Street’s Design Committee have worked on creating a concept plan for the space. They will share this information and welcome the community to respond with feedback that evening.

  “We are giving this important corner of our downtown careful consideration, not only for the green space, but also in context with the adjacent properties and how they function overall” said Jennifer Olsen, Executive Director of Main Street Skowhegan. The owners of the property, Somerset Economic Development Corporation, enlisted Main Street’s help to move forward with a design that will make a powerful and positive first impression for the community.
   Skowhegan is one of nine communities throughout the state that have implemented the Main Street Four Point Approach to downtown revitalization, which is part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
    For more information about this program, visit the Maine Development Foundation website at or

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