Mary Modahl's projects
Followed Envision Concord 2 years, 3 months ago
Commented on Envision Concord 2 years, 3 months ago
Our town centers in Concord and West Concord are treasures, but our local retailers are under tremendous pressure. We can try to shop local, but the impact of big box retail, internet shopping, and high local lease rates are closing our shops. For the first time in my 25 years here, we have boarded up shops in Concord. We may need higher density housing and workspaces around our town centers to keep them vibrant, and we may need some rules that encourage landowners to find mixed use tenants faster.