Business View Civil and Municipal | May 2021

88 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL MAY 2021 T he Town of Easton, Maryland, may not be considered “trendy” by the local Millennial set, but that might be about to change. “We’ve been accused of not being a hip town by the youth, but we have a plan,” says Easton’s Mayor, Bob Willey. Of course, being hip or trendy is not always identifiable, but you know it when you see it. And this town of 17,000 believes that, thanks to a series of initiatives, it’s about to emerge as the place with appeal for all age groups. The first significant plan is the town’s largest public works project to date: the redevelopment of Easton Point Park. Willey says, “Once completed, the development will provide waterfront parkland, environmental projects, hiking paths, single and multi-family homes, restaurants, and more.” Next is the Mistletoe Hall Commerce B E C O M I N G A “ H I P ” P L A C E Courtesy of Donald Richardson