Public invited to voice thoughts on Greenbush’s Main Street revitalization

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Imagine improved benches and flowerpots, brighter streetlights, or revamped storefronts on Main Street in Greenbush. These are just some early ideas brought up to the city in regards to a proposed Main Street revitalization.

“It’s interesting because I’ve already had people contact me (and) say, ‘Hey, this would be neat or this would be neat,’” Greenbush City Clerk Anita Locken said.

In the planning stages of this revitalization project, the city is holding a public meeting on Monday, November 14 at 6:30 pm in the Greenbush Community Center to hear community members’–homeowners’ and business owners’– ideas on improvements they would like to see on Greenbush’s Main Street.

“(The purpose of this meeting is) just mainly to get the ideas from the community on what they want Greenbush to look like in the future,” Locken said, adding specifically in terms of Main Street.  

The idea for this project started with the need to replace Main Street infrastructure, including the street, the water lines and the streetlights. The city has scheduled the water mains on Main Street to be replaced and the street to be repaved in 2018.

“(This revitalization project is) just expanding off of what we have to get done and seeing what else everybody would like to see,” Locken said. 

For those who can’t make the meeting, they are welcome to provide their ideas to the city office. People can also visit the “Discover Greenbush” or the “City of Greenbush” Facebook pages to find out and pass the word about this meeting, a chance to, as the “Discover Greenbush” Facebook page says, “share your visions for a new Greenbush!”       

To see the complete story, read the November 9 issue of The Tribune in print or online.

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