Thomaston looks at improving downtown atmosphere

Posted May 01, 2012, at 2:40 p.m.

THOMASTON, Maine — The town is encouraging residents and business owners to attend a workshop later this month on making the downtown a more walkable and livable place.

The workshop is scheduled for 3:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 21, at Watts Hall on Main Street in Thomaston. The session will be held by Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute.

The aim, according to a news release from the town, is for people to share their ideas and consider potential improvements to retail life, downtown walkability, traffic flow and social interaction.

Since 1996, Burden personally has helped 3,500 communities throughout the world become more livable and walkable, according to the news release.

Participants are urged to wear their walking shoes.

A light dinner will be included and reservations are required. Space is limited and participants should call 236-1077 to reserve a spot.

The workshop is free to Thomaston residents, property owners, committee members and staff. The cost is $10 for others.

The institute’s website is www.walklive.org.

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