1. Wilbraham Looks to Revive Key Parts of Town - BusinessWest

    Wilbraham Looks to Revive Key Parts of Town - BusinessWest

    Revival by its very definition suggests an improvement in the condition or strength of something. It means giving new life to what already exists, an upgrade of sorts.  This is what elected officials in Wilbraham plan to do in several places around town, for a number of reasons.  One of the most valuable assets the town of Wilbraham has to offer both residents and visitors is the array of businesses and attractions on Route 20, and Jeff Smith says that artery is getting a serious upgrade.

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    1. We have a lot of real estate that could be developed.
    2. It started off as what we thought was a repaving, but it really seems like it's expanding now to more of a redesign.
    3. I think pedestrian access to a lot of these businesses is going to increase because they're talking about running proper sidewalks up both sides of Route 20.
    4. Our expectation is to identify someone to explore how delivering fiber along the Boston Road corridor could create opportunities for businesses.
    5. There are a lot of older buildings that have been kind of run down for a long time, and they're being turned around.
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