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Norwich CT Historic Redevelopment Public Workshop (Feb 22, 5-8 pm) norwich
 

Norwich CT Historic Redevelopment Public Workshop (Feb 22, 5-8 pm) norwich

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The workshop will feature a facilitated discussion with a panel of development experts from around the region. The workshop is part of Norwich’s Vibrant Communities Initiative that aims to ...

The workshop will feature a facilitated discussion with a panel of development experts from around the region. The workshop is part of Norwich’s Vibrant Communities Initiative that aims to revitalize downtown through the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings. A reception and student-run tours will take place before the workshop, from 5-6 pm.

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    Norwich CT Historic Redevelopment Public Workshop (Feb 22, 5-8 pm) norwich Norwich CT Historic Redevelopment Public Workshop (Feb 22, 5-8 pm) norwich Document Transcript

    • Contact: Bob Mills, NCDC 860.236.5442MEDIA RELEASE Steve Cecil, The Cecil GroupFor Immediate Release 617.426.5050 Vibrant Communities Initiative Feb. 22 Public Workshop: Historic Redevelopment in Downtown NorwichNorwich, CT (February 13, 2011) – Residents, property owners and businesses are invitedto a workshop on Feb. 22 to learn about the kinds of redevelopment that could helprevitalize downtown Norwich. The workshop will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at the SlaterAuditorium at Norwich Free Academy (305 Broadway; map).There will be a reception from 5-6 p.m. at the new NFA atrium with student-guided tours ofthe museum every 10 minutes. Beginning at 6 p.m., the workshop will feature a facilitateddiscussion with a panel of development experts from around the region. The workshop ispart of Norwich’s Vibrant Communities Initiative to revitalize downtown through therehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings.The workshop will focus on potential projects along Main Street that could serve asprototypes for future redevelopment in downtown Norwich. Attendees will have theopportunity to provide input and participate in adiscussion with development experts.Norwich Community Development Corporation(NCDC) is managing the Vibrant CommunitiesProject in partnership with the City of Norwich andNorwich Historical Society. A steering committeeand a consultant team headed by Boston-basedplanning and urban design firm The Cecil Group(www.cecilgroup.com) are providing assistance.The project is funded by the ConnecticutCommission on Culture and Tourism and is Watch the WFSB videoadministered by the Connecticut Trust for HistoricPreservation.Downtown Norwich has a vast array of buildings and resources that reflect the city’s richcultural and economic history. This planning project will examine these assets and helpdetermine the best uses for select historic buildings. It will complement the $3.8 millionrevitalization effort approved by voters in 2010 and help the City identify the buildings thatwill be key to the revitalization program’s success.The Feb. 22 workshop will include a project update by the Cecil Group. Citizens interestedin attending the workshop are asked to RSVP to admin@askncdc.com by Feb. 17, 2011. --- end ---