Hamelin went on to say “The presentation is taken directly from our research and the results of the City study of the West End that has been shelved by past administrations. This far reaching and comprehensive plan will immediately and drastically improve the visual appearance of the intersection of Rt. 69 and Rt. 72 and it will have a long lasting effect on the quality of life for all Bristol residents. This plan is visionary, bold, not the easy way out, and expensive. We firmly believe that it will be an investment in the future that will have far reaching effects.”
The bold plan calls for the City to purchase various properties and then knock them down. These buildings were chosen as ones that can never be brought up to code, are blighted and have absentee landlords.
Once the buildings are torn down the plan calls for well-lit and landscaped parking in its place.
They will also ask for six new City employees for code, zoning and health enforcement and ask for apartment inspections on regular basis.