WINDHAM — The town is looking for feedback on a plan to transform the North Windham commercial corridor.

The first of three public meetings on the 21st Century Downtown Plan starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Manchester School and will focus on the concerns of residents near the downtown.

The plan calls for street networks that would encourage denser neighborhoods to develop behind the corridor.

The plan will be presented again at a general public forum on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester School. A public meeting focusing on the concerns of downtown business owners will be on Sept. 20 at 7 a.m. at Windham Weaponry.

The process of creating the plan began two years ago. A draft was completed in July.

The goals of the plan are to improve the flow of traffic on Route 302 through North Windham, create a more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly shopping area and to develop a stronger “sense of place” downtown.

The plan notes that the problems with North Windham include a poorly designed layout with expansive parking lots, run-down buildings and excessive traffic.

It calls for revisions to zoning ordinances that would improve how the corridor develops, sidewalks and crosswalks, more housing and transportation improvements.

The plan will likely be presented in October to the Town Council, which would consider adopting it.