Donald Waldron

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Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
This plan really needs to open up access to the River. Waterfronts are often sought after aspects of many urban environments, and can be a draw by itself. It seems so strange that this plan would not work to open access to this area. By populating the waterfront and bringing activity there it will, by default, decrease the undesired aspects of the waterfront that now exist. People like water. Having a waterfront open air amphitheater/performance area/food trucks/park would be a great draw.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
Shopping and Entertainment Near the Station
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
That if plans are too grand, they will never be achieved.
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
It is a nice little "self-contained" district in the Downtown area. It could be a great area to attract more visitors, or to enhance the experience for people coming to downtown. Perhaps this could be a great area to encourage shops. Despite the amount of restaurants and bars downtown...there are not many stores. This area could certainly change that with art, antiques, crafts, yoga/gyms, coffee shop/cafe experiences. The old railroad infrastructure (tracks in road, going into buildings) could certainly be highlighted to add to the feel of an industrial area come back to life. --- However, I think the most important thing...DO SOMETHING. This area seems very depressing as I see the signage that was put up, and then it seems as if everybody walked away. I fear that the few places that believed there would be something there (art studio) will leave if there is no new activity.
Followed Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 1 month, 1 week ago
Start with a smaller, but visible and achievable micro-project (or better - two micro-projects) that people can see. Work to build upon what has been started...ie: the gaslight district. Its kind of scary...but seems like could be easily cleaned up, new signage, new lighting...police being visible. People need to see that something is actually happening...not just being talked about.