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Development follows New England high-speed rail

(The Associated Press circulated the following on May 28, 2011.)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — Surrounded by broken asphalt and sprouting weeds, the boarded-up, 150-year-old train station is still a thing of beauty to Steven N. Wawruck Jr.

For more than three years, Windsor Locks' first selectman has been trying to persuade the state Department of Transportation to allow the town to move the historic building closer to downtown Main Street. He wants to rejuvenate the brick building and transform it into a restaurant or other business that could help revitalize the center of Windsor Locks, damaged by urban renewal in the 1970s.

In towns and cities throughout the 350-mile corridor between New Haven and Montreal, officials like Wawruck are anticipating high-speed commuter and interstate rail. They're now making initial plans to refurbish train stations into retail and office space as the first step toward remaking downtowns as pedestrian-friendly residential, commercial and shopping districts.

Full story: Connecticut Post

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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