By Steven H. Foskett Jr. TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
WORCESTER— Residents offered praise, ideas, suggestions and critiques at a community forum Wednesday night for the Theatre District master plan.
More than 100 people attended the forum at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts to get a look at — and a crack at — the master plan, which re-imagines the 30 downtown acres from the Hanover Theatre to the Worcester Public Library to the Mid-Town Mall to Main Street.
The plan, a joint effort by the city and the Worcester Business Development Corp., envisions the neighborhood as a vibrant district where, as Skip Smallridge from the design firm Crosby Schlessinger Smallridge put it, people will “live, work, study and play.”