Tuesday, January 11, 2011

About 15 people attended the meeting Monday night to provide feedback about the PWED grant-funded portion of the downtown revitalization project. Below is part of the Milford Daily News story about the project and the meeting.

Franklin inches closer to downtown improvements

by Brian Benson, Daily News staff, Milford Daily News, January 11, 2011

FRANKLIN -- Planning Director Bryan Taberner hopes to put out bids on $1 million worth of improvements to downtown secondary streets in the next month after residents expressed few concerns at a meeting last night about the project.

There may still be minor changes, but plans to fix deteriorated sidewalks, improve drainage systems, resurface roads and repair the municipal parking lot near the Franklin/Dean College MBTA station are mostly finalized, Taberner said.

"We are looking for your input so we can finish up and get this out to bid," Taberner told about 15 people who attended the meeting.

The work, to be paid for through a $1 million state public works grant, is expected to include the parking lot, Emmons Street between Main Street and Hillside Road, Dean Avenue between Main and Ray streets, Ray Street and Depot Street, Taberner said.

For the complete story on the Milford Daily News click here.

More information on the entire project can be found on the Town's Planning and Community Development web page.