PORTLAND — Residents and others will have a chance to weigh in on the future of India Street neighborhood on Saturday, March 16, the city said Monday in a press release.

An informal open house will be held from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St.

Residents, business owners and visitors are invited to share their thoughts about what parts of the neighborhood should be preserved and what should change.

Brief talks about the neighborhood’s history and architecture will be given by Greater Portland Landmarks and the Portland Society of Architects. A walking tour will also be offered, as will complimentary snacks, chocolate and hot chocolate.

The India Street neighborhood was one of 10 communities selected as a center of opportunity by Sustain Southern Maine, a $1.3 million initiative funded by a federal grant and involving 40 organizations.

Sustain Southern Maine will issue a report that will assist the city in a neighborhood-wide planning effort.

The India Street neighborhood lies between the Old Port and Munjoy Hill. It is generally bordered by Franklin, Congress, Thames, Commercial, Fore and Mountfort streets.

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