Brattleboro takes new look at town plan

Source: commonsnews.org, April 6, 2011, by Olga Peters “BRATTLEBORO—Yes, being next door to “tax-free” New Hampshire affects Brattleboro’s economy. “But it’s not destiny,” said Stuart T. Arnett, an economic developer with Arnett Development Group, LLC, of Concord, N.H. As part of Brattleboro Town Plan 2011, the town plan revision process, the planning department hired consultants Roger C. Hawk, of Hawk Planning Resources, LLC, of Concord, N.H., and Arnett to facilitate and make suggestions for the integration of Brattleboro’s three neighborhood plans. Hawks and Arnett attended an open forum with Brattleboro residents at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on March 31 to present their preliminary findings on how Brattleboro’s economy compares to the economies of surrounding communities like Keene and Lebanon, N.H., and Greenfield and Northampton, Mass. Brattleboro Planning Director Roderick Francis said that the “key function” of the Planning Department’s work is to understand the present realities of the town’s four neighborhoods and decide how residents want their respective districts to develop…” Full Story: Brattleboro takes new look at town plan PDF of Story: Brattleboro takes new look at town plan

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