WATERVILLE — The City Council on Tuesday night will consider whether to approve a redesign of The Concourse, the city’s large parking lot in the center of downtown.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Chace Community Forum at the Bill & Joan Alfond Main Street Commons at 150 Main St.

A redesign of The Concourse has been proposed to improve pedestrian safety and increase parking, with the understanding that funding for the project remains undetermined, according to city officials.

With $31,500 provided by Colby College, the city hired C.E.S. Inc., an engineering firm based in Brewer, to develop options for the redesign. The city’s parking committee is recommending one of the three plans that have been been developed.

“This option substantially increases parking without disrupting a large area of the parking lot,” according to information included in the meeting agenda.

In other matters, the council will consider appointing Robert Neal Patterson to the Planning Board, amending the airport lease with Airlink Academy, accepting a donation of $15,000 for the Police Department’s Operation Hope program and approving amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance.

The current lease term with Airlink at the city-owned Robert A. LaFleur Municipal Airport is May 1, 2017, to April 30, 2020, according to the agenda.

The occupied square footage is 497 square feet at $8 per square foot, or $3,976 annually. The new square footage would be 292.5 square feet with a lease rate of $12 per square foot, or $3,510 annually.

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