Second public workshop scheduled on Westborough’s downtown plan

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Second public workshop scheduled on Westborough’s downtown plan
There will be a second workshop on the future of downtown on June 5. (Photo/Tami White)

WESTBOROUGH – A second public workshop, sponsored by the town’s Planning Department, will provide a more detailed glimpse into what downtown could become.

The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the great hall at the Forbes Building.

Attendees will learn how feedback from the first public workshop and the Downtown Scavenger Hunt have been integrated into strategies for the future of downtown Westborough. Presentations will include three possible scenarios for the rotary.

The first planning workshop took place on April 9.

Based on results from a scavenger hunt survey, along with information compiled by RKG Associates, Innes Associates, FHI Studio and Over Under for the town, the downtown could use more restaurants, along with specialty food stores, outdoor dining and entertainment options.

Additionally, crosswalks could be improved with better markings, there are currently no bicycle parking facilities downtown and pedestrian safety and traffic could be improved around the rotary.

West Main, Milk and South streets carry an average of 10,000 vehicles per day. East Main Street carries an average of 15,000 vehicles per day, with bottlenecks along East Main Street and the Rotary.

For information and to RSVP (optional), contact the Planning Department at 508-366-3055, [email protected].

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