Monday, June 24, 2013; 6:30 p.m.
Location: Camden Rockport Middle School, 34 Knowlton St, Camden, ME
Contact: Brian S. Hodges; 207-236-3353
The Town of Camden is holding community meetings this spring and summer to discuss two of Camden’s most cherished places: The Megunticook River and the Public Landing at Camden Harbor. At this 3rd meeting, the consultants will reveal their initial designs for the riverwalk and Public Landing. It is important to note that these will only be draft in nature so they can receive reactions from the community about the initial designs.
The reason we are holding these meetings is because people have discussed whether having the Public Landing primarily used as a parking lot is its best use. During the Downtown Master planning process last spring, participants discussed the idea of possibly blending the Public Landing with some parking and some pedestrian focused green space. With enhanced education and availability of parking at sites behind the Library complex, Knox Mill, and Public Safety complex, the opportunity to revisit the use of the Public Landing has been enabled. Also, people have discussed having a riverwalk in Camden for many years and this was one of the top priorities citizens identified during the Downtown Master planning process last spring. The Town owns a considerable amount of property adjacent to the river that would allow this kind of access.
Participation in this combined project includes representatives from the following committees and organizations in Camden:
Community & Economic Development Advisory, Parks & Recreation, Harbor, Pathways, Conservation Commission, Downtown Business Group, Chamber of Commerce, Library complex, Town staff, and the consultant team of TY Lin International.