November 17, 2019

Open House in Old Lyme Today 9am-2pm Offers Another Opportunity for Public Input on Halls Rd. Future

At last week’s Midsummer Festival, Halls Rd. Improvement Committee (HRIC) member Howard Margules discussed ideas for the future of Halls Rd. with festival visitors.  The HRIC hosts an Open House tomorrow to solicit more input from the community tomorrow.

OLD LYME — The Old Lyme Board of Selectmen and the Halls Road Improvement Committee (HRIC) have scheduled another Open House this coming Saturday, Aug. 3, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Old Lyme’s Memorial Town Hall. The theme of the event is “The Past, Present and Future of the Halls Road Neighborhood.” and its objective is to gather input from the public on a possible future commercial/town center for Old Lyme.

An overview of the evolution of Old Lyme’s town center will be presented in a series of posters along with ideas on how the Halls Road neighborhood might be developed.  The flyer publicizing the event states, “Public discussions to date have addressed such issues as safe pedestrian and bicycle access, business retention and growth, demand for downsized housing, public gathering spaces, improved aesthetics and signage.”

A schematic design of Halls Road in 2019. How do you want it to look in 2030?

The public is invited to drop by the town hall any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., review the displays, and discuss ideas with the board of selectmen and HRIC members, who will be on hand. All feedback — regardless of whether positive or negative — is welcome.

To quote again from the publicity flyer, both the board of selectmen and the HRIC members believe, “Community involvement is key to the future success of Old Lyme.”

This is an opportunity to find out more about the project, ask questions, and give your opinions in an informal setting.

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