By Carol Meyer
The waterfront, and Hingham Square and the surrounding area, have a lot to offer -- whether boating and swimming at Hingham Harbor or shopping and dining in downtown Hingham.
Thanks for the most part to a grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the town is embarking on a "Hingham Harbor and Downtown Sustainable Vision Study," and input from the community is a key part of that process.
A main component is to help bring to reality the long-held goal of connecting the harbor and downtown Hingham according to a vision that will be developed through the study.
Possibilities include enhancing walkability and accessibility to the harbor and the downtown area to create the feel of one walkable district for residents and visitors alike.
The study will also identify potential new uses for the harbor and a diverse mix of businesses to attract more visitors.
An added and important benefit is that a coordinated plan of this kind will help to advance climate resiliency measures to ensure the sustainable protection of the harbor for years to come.
You can be part of the process and share YOUR ideas by participating in the next remote meeting, to be announced. Check the town website, hingham-ma.gov, for the date, time, and details.