Laying turf for Lewiston's future

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Evan Bourassa, left, and Ben Watson build a 10- by 20-foot park in a parking spot on Lisbon Street in downtown Lewiston on Thursday. "We want to open people's mind when they come to Planapalooza," said Eric Potvin, a member of the Lewiston Planning Board. Legacy Lewiston Planapalooza is a five-day planning marathon to work on Lewiston's new comprehensive plan. The opening session was held at the Lewiston Public Library on Thursday. The park will have chairs set up for people who want to stop by and share input. "It's one small example of a way to think outside the box," Potvin said. Watson, of Watson Lawn Care, donated the materials and the time to build the park.  

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Evan Bourassa, left, and Ben Watson build a 10- by 20-foot park in a parking spot on Lisbon Street in downtown Lewiston on Thursday. "We want to open people's mind when they come to Planapalooza," said Eric Potvin, a member of the Lewiston Planning Board. Legacy Lewiston Planapalooza is a five-day planning marathon to work on Lewiston's new comprehensive plan. The opening session was held at the Lewiston Public Library on Thursday. The park will have chairs set up for people who want to stop by and share input. "It's one small example of a way to think outside the box," Potvin said. Watson, of Watson Lawn Care, donated the materials and the time to build the park. 

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Molly McGill steps outside Lewiston Auburn Magazine to watch the park being installed outside the magazine office she works for on Lisbon Street. 

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Josh Shea, left, and Eric Potvin wait for the truck to arrive with the park grass on Lisbon Street on Thursday. The 10'x20' park was built in a parking space in front of Lewiston Auburn Magazine, which Shea is the publisher of. 

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Eric Potvin pulls sod from a truck while building a park on Lisbon Street on Thursday. 

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I am all for making the City

I am all for making the City of Lewiston more appealing to the eye. However, I am unsure if placing a "park" inside a parking spot on a busy street is a good idea. Let's see how long it will take for some idiot to try and actually park in the "park."

DANNY FITZSIMMONS's picture

smart

yeah really take up what little parking left on Lisbon street, which was one of the main causes for its demise in the first place!

ERNEST LABBE's picture

True

however think about how peaceful it will be to sit around with no one walking around .

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