Input Sought During Tour Of Downtown WatertownPosted: Updated:
If you'd like to have some input on how Watertown uses the $10 million it won from the state, this may be the week to do it.
A walking tour Tuesday afternoon kicked off three days of events.
Around 40 people took the tour, which was led by city officials and the team of outside consultants who are helping plan how to use the money from the state.
City residents and workers were encouraged to bring up questions and ideas they have about the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
"I think economic development is always important, but also the social development, too," said Rod Castillo, who lives and works in Watertown.
"I think slowing down the traffic going into the square, so not only would it feel safer, but more people would notice the surrounding businesses," said Leesa Dowdle, who works in Watertown.
Some of the other things brought up were making downtown more pedestrian friendly, improving downtown parking, and better utilizing the riverfront space available to the city.