According to a CMSC report on the revitalization of Collinsville, redeveloping the former Collins Company property will be key to any long-term revitalization efforts, states the Hartford Courant.  However, fully redeveloping the former axe factory is a long-term project, so CMSC is recommending the town focus on short term projects, such as creating an independent “Main Street Partnership” for Collinsville.

Canton joined CMSC as a member community earlier this year.  CMSC is providing consulting and other services to help Canton revive their town center, working with local officials focused on Collinsville.  The report will be presented to the board of selectmen on Wednesday.