BANGOR- At the beginning of the pandemic, Bangor City Council members began making changes to help businesses and organizations operating in the city as they adapted to new state regulations.
Three of those changes were specific to the downtown area the addition of 15-minute parking spaces for pick-up/curbside services, the creation of “parklets” , and the closure of broad street to vehicle traffic.
The city would like to work with the downtown Bangor partnership to evaluate the success of those measures, and to consider which changes, if any, should continue or what other changes should be made.
“There maybe things, for example some people may really like the ‘parklets’, maybe they want to continue that, we want them to go through the process really taking ownership of the evaluation and making recommendations back to you guys to consider in terms of what might be operating best practices for sort of new normal we’re dealing with,” Bangor Community and Economic Development Director Tanya Emery said.
Emery said the time-line for the evaluation to occur is in September with a report of the evaluation’s findings back to city council before thanksgiving.