A new green space in Brattleboro will make downtown an even better place to stroll and shop. Harmony Place will replace the space where Frankie's Pizza once sold slices with a large green, a stage, space for 150 seats, and much more that will make the space a destination for those who want to spend time in a welcoming public space.
Located at the north end of the Harmony Parking Lot, the vision for Harmony Place is that of a "social hub, a shaded escape, a campus quad for CCV & VTC students, and a gateway to downtown businesses" (Faher, VTDigger, June). The tunnel leading into it from High Street will remain closed to cars and will include special lighting to entice pedestrians. There will be a performance stage, tables and seating, greenery, a fountain and sculptures. Groundbreaking is projected for Spring 2017, after necessary fundraising takes place.
The hoped for result? A livelier downtown with more people safely walking to businesses, which could help jump-start a stronger movement for safer walking and biking conditions all around Brattleboro. Interested in helping to make that movement happen? Join Brattleboro Safe Streets as they continue to grow and find ways to make Brattleboro a great place to walk and bike!