Downtown Manchester Improvements Project

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The Downtown Manchester Improvements project aims to make Main Street safer and more enjoyable for everyone who uses it, whether you're walking, biking, driving, or taking public transportation.

We want to create a street that's easy to access and vibrant, with plenty of space for people to gather and enjoy. This means adding things like safer crossings, bike lanes, and nicer sidewalks, as well as creating more places to sit and relax. Overall, we're working to make Main Street a better place for everyone in our community.


Explore the full project narrative here or click on the image below to discover the reasons behind this project's proposal and to see 3D comparisons showcasing the potential changes.


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The Downtown Manchester Improvements project aims to make Main Street safer and more enjoyable for everyone who uses it, whether you're walking, biking, driving, or taking public transportation.

We want to create a street that's easy to access and vibrant, with plenty of space for people to gather and enjoy. This means adding things like safer crossings, bike lanes, and nicer sidewalks, as well as creating more places to sit and relax. Overall, we're working to make Main Street a better place for everyone in our community.


Explore the full project narrative here or click on the image below to discover the reasons behind this project's proposal and to see 3D comparisons showcasing the potential changes.


(Click Image to View the Interactive Presentation)


  • Don't Miss Out! Provide Feedback on the Draft Design

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    The Downtown Manchester Improvements Project Team is excited to offer two upcoming opportunities for you to provide feedback on the draft design for the Downtown Manchester Improvements Project.


    This project aims to enhance Main Street for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and public transport users, making it safer and more enjoyable for everyone. Your input is crucial in shaping the future of Main Street, so we encourage you to join us and contribute to refining this draft design.


    1. In-Person Open House:

    2. Virtual Evening Session:

    • Date: Wednesday, April 10th
    • Time: 6:00 pm
    • Location: Online
    • RSVP: Request a virtual meeting link by emailing epetersen@manchesterct.gov (Registered attendees will receive the meeting link.)


    For assistance or translation services, contact the Planning Department at 860-647-3044. TRS users can call 711.

    Si necesita un intérprete: Llame al departamento de planificación al (860) 647-3044 al menos tres días hábiles antes de una audiencia pública.

    অনুবাদ সেবা প্রয়োজন: ইমেল করুন epetersen@manchesterct.gov বা ফোন করুন 860-647-3044 এই নম্বরে। উপরের ইমেল বা ফোন নম্বর ব্যবহার করে আমাদের সাথে যোগাযোগ করুন অনুগ্রহ করে।


  • Rescheduled Date for Downtown Improvements Open House

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    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone the event originally scheduled for March 7th. However, we are thrilled to announce that we have successfully secured a new date!



    📅 Save the New Date: Thursday, March 28th

    🕘 Time: 9 am - 2 pm

    📍 Location: Main Gallery at WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street)


    We understand any inconvenience this change may cause and sincerely apologize. However, we're thrilled to forge ahead and present our vibrant concept plans aimed at revitalizing Main Street into a dynamic "Complete Street."

    Your input is invaluable as we refine the draft concept. Whether you reserve an appointment or simply drop by during open house hours, we look forward to your participation.

    For more information about the project, please visit our project page at [Your Voice Matters Project Page]. Should you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to Emma Petersen at epetersen@manchesterct.gov or call 860-647-3044.

    Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for this significant project. We can't wait to see you there.

  • Public Open House Events Announced for March

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    You're invited to attend the Public Open House for the Downtown Manchester Improvements Project! This event will showcase the exciting concept plans aimed at transforming Main Street into a vibrant "Complete Street," featuring enhancements in traffic and pedestrian safety, new public spaces, and an improved streetscape.



    Two PUBLIC Open House Events to take place in the Main Gallery at WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street):

    • Thursday, March 7th (9 am - 2 pm) Thursday, March 7th session is being postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and will be rescheduled soon.
    • Tuesday, March 12th (2 pm - 7 pm)


    Our project team will be available to answer your questions, provide clarity on project details, and address any misconceptions. Whether you're a resident, a downtown visitor, or representing a group, your input is invaluable!


    Feel free to reserve an appointment using the provided link or simply drop by during the designated open house hours.


    Questions? Contact Emma Petersen at epetersen@manchesterct.gov or call 860-647-3044.


  • 🌟 Exclusive Open House for Downtown Businesses🌟

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    Join the excitement as the Downtown Manchester Improvements Project team invites Downtown Business and Property Owners to two exclusive open house events. As valued members of our vibrant community, your insights are key in shaping the future of Downtown Manchester.


    **Additional open house dates for the public will be announced in the coming weeks.**



    Two Business Open House Events to take place in the Main Gallery at WORK_SPACE (903 Main Street):

    • Thursday, February 8th, 2 pm - 7 pm
    • Friday, February 9th, 9 am - 2 pm

    The open house format provides the opportunity for one-on-one consultations with Town staff. This personalized session allows you to delve deeper into the draft concept and provide detailed feedback. You may want to coordinate with other owners in your building or on your block to attend together.


    Please use this link to reserve an appointment time. Can't make it to these events? Please email Emma Petersen to coordinate an alternative date.


    Let's work together to make Downtown Manchester an even more vibrant hub for businesses, customers, and visitors. We can't wait to see you at the open house event!


    Warm regards,

    The Downtown Manchester Improvements Project Team

Page last updated: 12 Apr 2024, 01:07 PM