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The Main Street Project has helped revitalize downtown areas in dozens of cities – but the economy is hitting the project hard.
There are some neighborhoods, however, that are partnering with universities – collaborating to revive sections of town that would otherwise flounder. The University of Hartford has helped lift the upper Albany neighborhood… and UCONN’s Waterbury branch supports the city’s downtown revitalization efforts. But not every town is as lucky. Bristol’s main street project has been delayed, and some towns’ “main streets” have been sitting unchanged for years.
Today, Where We Live, we’ll talk about the Connecticut Main Street Project. Do you live near a main street revitalization project? What is being done right – and what could be done better?