BOSTON – Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, recently hosted Lt. Governor Tim Murray, D-Worcester, in downtown Webster for an informative briefing and tour, of the many redevelopment projects currently underway.
Sen. Moore and Lt. Governor Murray were joined at the Town Hall for an overview of each individual redevelopment project by Town Administrator John McAuliffe, Board of Selectmen Chairman Walter Ricci and Community Development Director Carol Cyr. Former Webster State Rep. Paul Kujawski, current State Rep. Kevin Kuros, R-Uxbridge, and Rep. Ryan Fattman, R-Sutton, were also in attendance.
The cornerstone of Main Street’s revitalization effort, centers around the redevelopment of the AJ Sitkowski School. The project, renovating the now vacant building into 60 units of affordable housing for seniors, is looking to secure the final funds and partnerships needed between the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
After touring the former middle and high school, the group showed off the "Vito Block," site of the future Webster Police Department, the French River Park across from the Town Hall, and finally, the discussed the possibility of a new library on Lake Street.
The Town of Webster is at a very exciting crossroads. With the current building projects in the pipeline and the renovations currently under way, the revitalization of downtown Webster is coming together and can be attributed to the collaborative effort between the residents, town and state officials.
- Thursday, 17 November 2011
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