OLD LYME — The Halls Road Improvements Committee will hold an open house on Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to noon in Town Hall at 52 Lyme St. to present phase two of the Halls Road master plan, designed by BSC Group of Glastonbury.
Visual materials will show roadway improvements to be paid for by the town, including a bow bridge spanning the Lieutenant River as well as pedestrian and bike routes, sidewalks, crosswalks, lighting, landscaping and green spaces.
Another board will show Village District zoning on Halls Road, which could affect future private investment and development in the coming years. The new zoning would allow residential use and increase density, relax parking ratios and modify setbacks.
“We mainly wanted to be available to people if they had any questions about the drawings on the boards. We’ve done this in the past where we did a couple open houses with our earlier presentations in 2019. We had a nice turnout and we could talk with people individually about what they’re seeing and what the ideas are behind it since things have certainly changed since the earlier presentations,” said Edie Twining, chair of the Halls Road Improvements Committee.
She said that committee members as well as engineer Kurt Prochorena from BSC will be on hand to answer questions.
A second open house is scheduled for Sunday, August 8, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at town hall.