Meeting tonight

In Camden, concepts for a riverwalk and redesigned public landing

Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:00am

    CAMDEN — Draft concepts for a Riverwalk and redesigned public landing will be presented this evening, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Camden-Rockport Middle School on Knowlton Street in Camden and the public is encouraged to attend. Organizers are asking citizens to arrive at 6 p.m. to register, visit with neighbors and get seated.

    The first two meetings had sizable turnouts, and they want to ensure time for everyone to be seated for the prompt 6:30 p.m. start time.

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    The goal of tonight's meeting is to provide preliminary designs, receive feedback on them, and adjust as needed.

    The last community meeting on the two projects was held April 22.

    The first community meeting, which focused primarily on the Riverwalk project, was held at the Camden Rockport Middle School on April 1 and had 120 people in attendance. The goal of the meeting was to determine whether there was public support for the project and to get ideas that consultants can use to create a detailed project plan by October. The plan will include mapping, 3D models and schematics, a preliminary estimate of the project cost, a cost-benefit analysis, and a step-by-step implementation plan, including where to get funding for the project. It will also incorporate public input. At the April 1 meeting, the crowd in attendance supported a proposal to develop a trail that runs from Shirttail Point on upper Washington Street and follows the Megunticook River to the Camden Public Landing.

    A section of the town's website has been dedicated to the project. For more information, visit the Camden Riverwalk and Public Landing project page.