Andy Smith

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Commented on Envision Concord 1 year ago
Build an open park with brick/stone pavers and lots of bench seating and plantings in front of the Visitor Center. Concord Center desperately needs outdoor seating and gathering spaces for eating lunch or accommodating larger groups of tourists without clogging the sidewalks. This would make the Visitor Center more visible from Main Street and provide a more welcoming presence for visitors.
Supported a comment by Sarah Bustin on Envision Concord 1 year ago
Sarah Bustin
The Concord Scout House is a beautiful place. It should continue to receive support and maintenance from the Town. Folk dancing run by the New England Folk Festival Association on Thursdays brings many visitors to Concord.
Supported a comment by Bill Kemeza on Envision Concord 1 year ago
Bill Kemeza
Concord Center, seems to be losing its vitality as shops close.

A significant way to address this is to make the center itself an experience. Walking, lingering, having commodious places to sit, to eat, to talk. Imagine places where our restaurants could have tables outside. Our stores could have displays where folks could take their time.

Consider widening the sidewalks on the Milldam and Walden street by getting rid of street parking. With signage, direct cars to our parking lots (and negotiate more spaces from private sources) to offset the loss of on-street parking.

The current traffic lanes would remain.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year ago
Install electric vehicle charging stations. Designate some for local business employees parking for the day and others for short-term visitor parking to encourage turnover for local business shopping.
Commented on Envision Concord 1 year, 1 month ago
Concord does own both pieces of land! The north side is Cousins Park, and the other side is Harrington Park. I think it makes sense to connect the two. I think Harrington Park would get a lot more use and appreciation with a connector bridge providing new access.
Supported a comment by Chris Hart on Envision Concord 1 year, 2 months ago
Chris Hart
The new Bruce Freeman Rail Trail (under construction) runs right past Sanborn Middle School, but has no official path to the school. It would be great if kids who rode or walked the trail to school had easier access to the school.