Seymour is hoping to put a more welcoming face on its downtown, and as such is nearing demolition on the dilapidated Seymour Lumber building, reports the CT Post. Seymour’s compact, walkable downtown continues a resurgence, with new businesses opening downtown and activity along the Naugatuck River. The paper notes that downtown Seymour has had a good summer, including their award from CMSC for a “renewed commitment to Main Street,” based in part on a developing greenway plan.

Despite support from residents and officials, removal of the building has been slowed due to asbestos and other environmental factors. Still, the town is optimistic that once the building is gone the town center will continue to thrive at an even more accelerate pace.

Demolition nears for downtown Seymour eyesore