LITCHFIELD — The Borough of Litchfield will hold the first public information session and discussion of the proposed Historic Litchfield Green Comprehensive Revitalization Plan at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The meeting will be held at the Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South St.
The meeting will begin with a presentation by Patricia M. O’Donnell, preservation landscape architect and planner for Heritage Landscapes. The presentation will include: Evolution of the Litchfield Green using historic images; current landscape character and details; and a preliminary list of issues and opportunities, according to Litchfield Borough Warden Dirk Patterson.
The presentation will be followed by an open discussion and comment session with the public.
“The intent is to gain further viewpoints to confirm and add to the list of issues and opportunities,” Patterson said in a statement.
The revitalization plan addresses the east, center and west green landscapes of the 3-acre green space of turf, shade trees, sidewalks, monuments and furnishings.
“While the scope focuses on the Litchfield Green, it is surrounded by state and local roads, parking, crosswalks and residential and commercial land uses,” Patterson wrote. “For connections and visual presence of the Litchfield Green within the community, these adjacent areas are also considered.”
The development of this plan is supported by grant from the Seherr-Thoss Foundation.
The Borough of Litchfield’s Board of Warden & Burgesses encourage community members from both the Borough and the Town of Litchfield to attend and participate in the discussion.
The Borough of Litchfield is an independent Connecticut municipality located within Litchfield. The borough is Connecticut’s first historic district. The entire borough is listed in the Register of National Historic Places, and the central portion of the borough, including the entire Litchfield Green, is designated as a National Historic Landmark District.