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Coming Events

Following are links to a selection of public events this week and forthcoming that relate to transportation, development, land use, environment, and public health in the Somerville region. Links to source public event calendars follow.

Coming Events, Week of June 29-July 5, 2009
Meeting Title Meeting
Imp? Monitor

Assembly Square Orange
Line Transit Station Design

Mon., June 29, 6:30 PM
Capuano Early Childhood Center Cafeteria
150 Glen Street
Somerville MA

  • Integration with IKEA.
  • 2nd Head House at Orange Line T-Stop.
  • Integration with mixed-use development
  • Integration with Draw 7 Park
  • Integration with bicycle path.
College Ave Green Line
Community Meeting

Mon., June 29, 6:15 PM
Tufts Administration Building
169 Holland Street
Somerville MA

  • Public transportation
  • Economic development
  • Environmental justice
Transportation Planning and
Programming Committee Meeting
Thurs., July 2, 10 AM
State Transportation Building
Conference Room 4
10 Park Plaza
Boston MA
  • Status of Green Line Extension
  • Status of Orange Line T-Stop at Assembly Square

Forthcoming Events
Meeting Title Meeting
Imp? Monitor
Economic Development
Trends in Somerville

Tues., July 7, 6:30 PM
Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA

  • Assembly Square Development
  • Boynton Yards/Brickbottom Development
  • Union Square Development
  • Somerville Avenue Development
Union Square Transportation
Community Meeting

Wed., July 8, 6:30 PM
Argenziano School
290 Washington Street
Somerville MA

  • Status of Green Line Extension to Union Square
  • Implications for economic development
  • Implications for environmental improvement.
Somerville BOA Committee
on Public Health and Public Safety

Wed., July 8, 6:30 PM
2nd Floor Committee Room
City Hall, 93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA

  • Health problems along I-93 and McGrath Highway due to VOCs.
  • Health problems along diesel commuter rail lines due to VOCs.
Assembly Square PAC Meeting Tues., July 14, 6:00 PM
Federal Realty
4 Middlesex Avenue, Suite 401 Somerville MA
  • Urban design and site plan for 10 M s.f. Long Term Vision for Assembly Square
  • Implications for transit-oriented mixed use development.
EPA New England
Mystic River Steering
Committee Meeting
Wed., July 15, 9:30 AM
Location TBD
  • Mystic River environmental status
  • Status of Combined Sewer Overflow mitigation


Event Calendars

If you know of any other forthcoming events or event calendars to monitor, please pass them on to webmaster at whyisthisimportant.net and I will roll them into the next list.