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Windham looks at creating it’s own ‘walkable’ community

Looks like Windham  could start competing with Woddmont Commons as they look at their own ‘walkable’ community.

Windham eyes creating ‘Downtown District’
Voters to consider 167-acre shopping, housing complex
By Ray Carbone Eagle-Tribune
WINDHAM — Residents who go to the polls in March have the opportunity to initiate a zoning change that would have a major impact on this small town — and on retail business activity in the region.

The Windham Economic Development Committee wants voters to approve a new “Market Square Downtown District” on 167 acres near the intersections of Interstate 93, Route 111 and Wall Street.

If approved, the rule would permit a developer to build a major shopping/residential project to include shops, restaurants, senior citizen housing condos and a “walkable” area that would encourage the kind of “downtown community” residents have long wanted, according to supporters of the proposal.

“The projected commercial value of the buildings and property would be about $100 million,” said Al Letizio, who is both chairman of the Board of Selectmen and vice chairman of the Economic Development Committee.

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Updated: March 2, 2016 — 1:00 PM

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