Sen. Kissel Congratulates Windsor Locks on Main Street Study Grant

October 24, 2007

State Senator John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, is congratulating the Town of Windsor Locks for a grant in the amount of $5,000 for the Main Street Area Master Planning Study. The funding is part of the Connecticut Main Street Center’s 2007 Preservation of Place grants. The town is one of seven communities that have been recognized for their efforts in the “preservation and revitalization of their ‘main streets.’”

“I am really happy for the town and all the people involved in the downtown revitalization efforts. Only seven towns across the state received these grants so this award really represents the recognition of all the hard work people are doing to make downtown Windsor Locks a place where more people want to go and do business. They should be commended,” said Sen. Kissel.

The goal of the Main Street Area Master Planning Study is to develop strategies for increasing pedestrian activity, enhancing public spaces, reusing vacant or underutilized structures and initiating traffic improvements compatible with a pedestrian environment. The Preservation of Place grant-funded portion of this study will focus on redevelopment strategies for Dexter Plaza, the Montgomery Building and the historic railroad station.

Connecticut Main Street Center is part of a national network that provides training and advocacy to public and private partnerships seeking to build economically vibrant “main streets” as the foundation for growing healthy communities.