Can Mansfield have a plan to get over the corona hangover

There are a number of resources I could use for this post since this idea is literally “all the rage” in New Urbanist circles. The idea of local government closing streets or taking over parking spaces to allow for a better use and sense of “place”.
Could Mansfield do something like this? The answer is ABSOLUTELY.
Should Mansfield do something like this? Again the answer is ABSOLUTELY.
Where,why and how? 
Where? The South Common, N. Main St from the “Middle Common” to the old fire station and the Lowney Common. The new parklet (which its new name escapes me) along the WW2VMT/Fales site is also an excellent option.
Why is answered simply by saying this. Allowing Mansfield to solve its woes internally is a fundamental role of governance. Providing a sense of place can and will be an enduring exercise when COVID is in our collective rear view mirror.
How is the biggie perhaps. We need to establish a pseudo Business Improvement District element that plugs in seamlessly all the components we would need to execute this. First the Town commits to energize this plan. Second the various restaraunts and shops must commit to a pooling of resources to provide seating and waste management solutions. We would need to designate dates and times to close off streets where necessary (think Family Fun Night) and then viola we have an open air food court that affords social distancing and capacity to move forward. We could also designate a number of parking spaces to be cordoned off and become “parklets”. This is a useful tool that has been used to promote space for shoppers and general gathering.
Thank you for reading and if you like this idea…well lets get together and make it happen.