Midddletown residents are invited to participate in the future development of the riverfront area during two public meetings in September, reports the Hartford Courant.  Residents will be able to speak with the riverfront redevelopment commission, the planning department and the Projects for Public Spaces, the consultant assisting the town with its community engagement efforts, to offer suggestions on what type of development they want in the South Cove area on River Road.

So far Projects for Public Spaces have held nine focus group meetings on topics that included recreation, transportation, tourism, economic development and arts. (CMSC’s Christine Schilke, Communications & Office Manager, participated in the Tourism and Economic Development focus group.)  The town now wants to hear from residents as it works to finalize a report on the best mix of residential, commercial and recreational uses for the land.

The meetings will be held on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. Both meetings will be held in the council chambers at city hall, 245 deKoven Drive.

Meetings Set for Middletown Riverfron Development Planning