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$400,000 Grant Earmarked for East Somerville Park

Symphony Park could be complete in 2015.

Credit: Patch.com
Credit: Patch.com
The state's Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has awarded Somerville a $400,000 grant to construct a new park in East Somerville, according to an announcement from the environmental affairs office.

The PARC—Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for Communities—grant will be used to turn a vacant lot at Pearl and Florence streets into an open space called Symphony Park.

According to the announcement, Symphony Park will include a walking path, seating, picnic space, low-impact exercise stations and community gardening plots.

The city held a public meeting about plans for Symphony Park on July 8, and another meeting is scheduled for Dec. 19.

The parcel is at the former site of an historic home that burned down in 2008, according to a presentation delivered by the city.

Construction on the park could begin in July of 2014, with the park opening around June of 2015, the presentation says.

The meeting on Dec. 19 is at 6 p.m. at Bryant Manor, 75 Myrtle St.

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