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Main Street Redesign

A rendering of what North Main Street would look like after the Main Street project changes. Louis Karno & Company Communications, the public relations firm handling the Main Street project, released these illustrations updated with changes that the project would bring to downtown Concord. 

(Pixate Solutions for City of Concord)

Engineering firms key players in Concord's plans

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

When engineer Gene McCarthy sat down in front of a semi-circle of city councilors mid-February, he had some explaining to do. His firm, McFarland Johnson, had calculated the cost estimates for the Main Street redesign project – and their numbers had fallen millions short of the amount asked by the pair of contractors that bid on construction. “I just can’t … 1

Downtown: Above the Main Street construction, a good night’s sleep

Monday, February 24, 2014

When the garbage truck rumbles past the Endicott Hotel at 4:30 a.m., Frank Albanese wakes up. When the snowplows come through downtown in the early hours of the morning, he hears them. “We do live in the city,” Albanese said, and those are the sounds of a city. To live in the two-bedroom … 1

Concord to solicit contractors for Main Street redesign project – again

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

For a third time, Concord will try to find a contractor for the Main Street redesign. And this time, the city council has given its blessing to loosening some of the project’s restrictions, which were recommended by a task force of community leaders and business owners in fall 2012. “I hope you’re successful … 9

Merchants wary of fee for Main St.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A small group of downtown business owners agreed at a meeting yesterday that they could pay off a portion of Concord's Main Street redesign project with an extra tax assessment district. But they expressed some concern about paying annually into another fund for the maintenance of Main Street. … 9


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

' A sub-headline in yesterday's Monitor, front page, incorrectly described a federal grant for Concord's Main Street. The Concord City Council voted to accept part of a $4.7 million grant.' … 9