As I look at the various projects that make up our strategic plan for Forward Brunswick, it seems clear that we are stressing community amenities. What do we mean by amenities? Here is the dictionary definition: “Amenities, A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.” “Something that provides comfort, convenience or enjoyment.”
As to how this relates to our Forward Brunswick plans, think of the proposed multi-purpose trail along MLK Jr. Blvd/Altama Ave. We see this trail complementing the existing trees and landscaping. It should also have seating for rest stops, bike racks at convenient locations, and security cameras.
When we review plans for Mary Ross Waterfront Park, they include landscaping amenities, seating, restrooms, and other enhancements. The same can be said for the plans that are now being developed for the Norwich St. improvements. This will include MathTalk Trail stops, improved lighting, and upgrading of intersections to improve ease of travel and safety.
So, let’s all think long-term about what we can add to our public spaces that will make them accessible, safe, and attractive. This will improve the quality of life for all of our citizens and promote community revitalization.
-Ben Slade, Chair of the Board of Directors
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