by Otto Vondrak
Anyone have half a million dollars to save an historic structure and significantly improve the view from our Register Citizen offices on Water Street? That’s one estimate of the potential cost of saving the old train station between The Register Citizen property and the Kelley Transit bus yard, between Water and Church streets. The station has looked like it was about to disintegrate for years, but two glimmers of hope have arisen. Tomasz Kalinowski, Monika Kalinowska and Chris Beyus have formed a group called the Abandoned Buildings Fund Club that is targeting the old train station as a possible restoration project. And while the Torrington Development Corp.’s new plan for downtown basically stops at the Trinity Episcopal Church, unlike the old plan that called for the redevelopment of Water Street all the way up to and including The Register Citizen property and Kelly property, the new plan does call for a Greenway that would run along the river all the way from Coe Park to Water Street, past the railroad station, and connecting to Christmas Village.http://www.registercitizen.com/articles ... 059242.txt
Is Torrington station really about to fall down? Didn't look that bad last time I saw it. What is the NAUG interest in this property?