You Can Help Build a Better Block in Downtown Brattleboro!

As part of the Downtown Design Plan, the Brattleboro Planning Commission is accepting proposals for Better Block projects to be designed and built by community members. The Planning Commission will select three temporary projects to be installed September 20-22 in downtown.

Better Block projects could include pop-up shops or eateries, art displays or performances, spaces for games or excercise, improvements to sidewalks or crosswalks, bike lanes or parking, outdoor seating or reading areas, streetscaping and landscaping, changes to buiding facades, etc.

Attend the Better Block Challenge Kick-Off Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Brooks Memorial Library Reading Room to learn more about this creative, participatory project. Meet consultants Brandy Saxton (PlaceSense), Chrissy Lee, Paul Simon (ParkArchietcture, LLC) and Ward Joyce (Ward Joyce Design) who will show examples from other communities, brainstorm ideas and explain how to submit your project.

More information and application materials are available on the project website at or by contacting Sue Fillion, Brattleboro Planning Director at 251-8154 or

Photo courtesy of the Better Block Foundation

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