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Please Join Us! Share Your Vision For The Future Of Clinton!

Saturday, January 18th, 10am-2pm, Green Room, Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street. A light lunch will be provided.

From: Christine Goupil

Visioning Charrette* for Clinton’s 2015 Town Plan of Conservation and Development

Saturday, January 18th, 10am-2pm, Green Room, Andrews Memorial Town Hall, 54 East Main Street.

A light lunch will be provided. Families welcome! For more information please visit: www.clintonrsvp.com Reservations are not required. Drop by anytime between 10am-2pm.

* WHAT IS A CHARRETTE: A Charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, planners and others collaborate on a vision and to define areas for development, conservation and preservation. It provides a forum

for ideas and allows everyone who participates to be an author of the plan.

Hosted by the Clinton Planning and Zoning Commission, Clinton Planning Committee, The Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments, CME Associates, Inc., and The Cecil Group.

Alan Felgate January 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM
What do you want for Clinton's future? Personally I want more green space, historic preservation, and arts. I strongly believe these three areas drive economic and cultural development. Please come next Saturday 1/18 to let us know what YOU think!
Mark January 13, 2014 at 09:04 AM
I would love to maintain the colonial feel of the town. Maintain our historic buildings, new businesses design their structures in a classic colonial style just like the new structure across from Liberty Square in the Stuart's Hardware plaza. Careful planning on where we will allow commercial development and what Alan said above. I'll swing by on Saturday.
Alan Felgate January 13, 2014 at 09:25 AM
I second Mark's comments on maintaining the historic character of Clinton. Personally I'm all for economic development, but done in a smart, thoughtful, historically sensitive way. The new police station is another great example. This building was planned and constructed using design standards appropriate to the Clinton Village Historic District. As a result, it fits into our community, mirroring other municipal buildings like Town Hall and the fire station; this is all due to careful planning & development.
Jay January 13, 2014 at 06:17 PM
The Clinton Police station is a joke. Apparently designed as a pseudo barn, it is a daily reminder of engineered and designed waste and taste, both in the wrong place.
Alan Felgate January 13, 2014 at 06:40 PM
To be honest, I never thought much of the Clinton Police Station architecture either. But then an officer told me how it was constructed to design standards based on its location in the Clinton Village Historic District. & how if the architects hadn't taken these factors into consideration, the design would have been much, much worse (think of a concrete box). Now I appreciate the building for how it anchors Main Street by relating to pre-existing historic properties and our other municipal structures.
Jay January 13, 2014 at 07:23 PM
Historic? The old timers did not put a privy on the front lawn - and that what a barn is plus storage for hay in the overhead. This you put on permanent display on the busiest corner in Clinton? Understand "busiest" means traffic count which translates into Tax dollars when CVS, etc wants a piece of that traffic with a new location plus drive thru. Yes, they want the motel across the street but proper planning could have resulted in two high yielding tax properties - properly clapboarded and antiquified to match the surround historical houses. PS : there was a building less than a mile away, commercial with parking and better unrestricted police car access to the rest Clinton that was available as a police dept, at one quarter of the cost of the Mishmash. Fact #1 Government buildings can be put anywhere - people Have to go to them. One does not put them on valuble high traffic property with high advertising value. We need tax revenue not daily advertising of an overpaid security force whose daily activities involve handing out traffic tickets - another form of involuntary taxation designed to secure offsetting funds for even more uneeded law enforcement - You all understand that crime is way way down along with fires ?
Alan Felgate January 13, 2014 at 08:34 PM
Sounds like you have a lot of feedback for the new Town Plan of Conservation and Development :) Hope you can make it Saturday. Other folks on Patch - are you planning to attend? What is important to you as we plan the future of our town?

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