Roughly 50 people attended a community meeting last night on Main Street, Middletown, to see and discuss CMSC’s Come Home to Downtown program, reports The Middletown Eye.  CMSC’s John Simone and Susan Westa, as well as urban designer David Sousa and architect Bill Crosskey presented an overview of the program, an assessment of downtown Middletown’s walkability and two options for the redesign of 418 and 420 Main Street, the building chosen for customized technical assistance under Come Home to Downtown.

Come Home to Downtown is a program CMSC developed with the support of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority to help small building owners re-develop their buildings into a mix of housing and retail. Three pilot communities were chosen: Middletown, Torrington and Waterbury.

Living in Downtown Middletown: Info Presented, Plan Discussed