The Bristol Development Authority in partnership with planning consultant Milone & MacBroom, is conducting a “master planning” process as part of the redevelopment of Centre Square – the former Depot Square and Bristol Centre Mall site.
As part of this process, the BDA has launched a website devoted to the project and is highlighting two methods for the public to get involved: the online Downtown Visioning Survey and a Public Visioning Session on Tuesday, July 19.
Log on to www.bristolcentresquare.com to learn about the project and to follow its development. New information will be added in the coming months. Residents, business owners, visitors to the city, and all interested parties are encouraged to visit the website regularly.
Included on the website is the Downtown Bristol Visioning Survey – an interactive survey where users can participate in the visioning process for Centre Square by offering suggestions and feedback for the site’s redevelopment. Click “Survey” at the top of the home page to begin the process. The direct link to the survey is https://bristolcentresquare.com/survey
The first Public Visioning Session for Centre Square will be held on Tuesday, July 19 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Rockwell Park. Go early and share your thoughts and ideas prior to the “Rockin’ Out at Rockwell Park” summer concert series. The concert will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Look for the Centre Square booth near the amphitheater and the Pequabuck River bridge.
In the event that the concert is rained out, the workshop will be postponed until Wednesday July 20.
The master planning project will create a redevelopment plan for Centre Square that connects to, and integrates well with, the existing downtown, said a press release from the city. The goal of the project is to determine how the site may be redeveloped, what the city can do to facilitate such development, and how the city can ensure a cohesive, vibrant, and pedestrian-friendly downtown.