A community meeting was held on June 11 to introduce the Come Home to Downtown program and possible design options to the Middletown community. CMSC staff provided an overview of the Come Home to Downtown program while Dave Sousa gave a presentation that included his findings on the downtown’s walkability. Bill Crosskey then reported some options for the redevelopment of the model buildings into retail/office space on the first floor and housing on the upper two floors. You can also read a summary of the meeting as reported in The Middletown Eye.
Two adjacent buildings at 418 and 426 Main Street, owned by Diane and Joel Jervais, were chosen to receive customized technical assistance under the Come Home to Downtown Program program. Diane (Amato) Jervais is the daughter of Vinny Amato, founder of Amato’s Toy and Hobby, a downtown icon, which Diane and her husband now own.
For more information on the program, the towns and model buildings chosen, click here.