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Public Invited to Provide Input on Thompsonville’s Future

Public workshop to be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Village Center of Thompsonville; bus tours of the area begin at 9 a.m..

The community is invited to a public workshop Saturday on the future of Thompsonville as the Town of Enfield prepares for improved transit service in the village center.

The public workshop, hosted by the Town of Enfield, will be held Saturday, February 23, at 10 a.m. at the Village Center and will feature hands-on exercises that aim to determine what the community wants to preserve, enhance or change in Thompsonville.

Starting at 9 a.m., free bus tours of Thompsonville will be provided. The tours will leave the Village Center on High Street every 15 minutes and will travel through key locations, including the riverfront, historic district, village center and residential blocks.

The workshop is part of an ongoing planning study – the Thompsonville Zoning Study – that will result in recommended zoning changes for Thompsonville. The goals of the study are to reenergize the village center, take advantage of the regional railroad access and design for a rail station, preserve the village history and create a high quality of life.

The study is being funded at $50,000 from a grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administered through the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and will be finished in three months. A consultant team led by The Cecil Group, Inc. was chosen to complete the study.

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