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Citizens provide feedback for future of city’s waterfront

By THOMAS GRILLO

LYNN — The public will have another chance to share their vision for the city’s waterfront on Monday.

Hosted by the Lynn Economic Development & Industrial Corp., the city’s development bank, and Brown, Richardson + Rowe, the Boston landscape architect firm, it’s an opportunity to suggest ideas for locating potential new parks, public spaces and a promenade along the waterfront.

This is the second in series of forums for residents to create a Waterfront Open Space Master Plan.

Last month, more than 100 people attended the first public meeting at City Hall. Among the suggestions for the waterfront included a drive-in movie theater, soccer fields, playgrounds, a bike path, kayak and roller skate rentals, and locally-owned boutique shops.

Brown, Richardson + Rowe’s role is to gather ideas and discuss opportunities with the community. The master plan is expected to result in open space along the waterfront to enhance the nearby neighborhoods with green space and playgrounds.

One of the goals is creation of a continuous, accessible waterfront promenade from the General Edwards Bridge to Nahant Beach that would will link these new parks and to the downtown.

The session will be held at the Lynn Museum at 6 p.m.

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