Magoun and Gilman Squares Could Look Like This

A better look at the Somerville by Design drawings presented on Jan. 8.

On Jan. 9 we posted a story about the Somerville by Design presentations. The presentations represented the result of a process in which members of the public worked with city planners in an effort to map out the futures of Ball, Magoun and Gilman squares. 

Unfortunately, we weren't able to immediately post some of the cool drawings and renderings that were part of that presentation.

Somerville's planning department was kind enough to pass along a drawing of Magoun Square and a drawing of Gilman Square. (Gilman Square is behind Somerville High School near Medford and Pearl streets.)

Here they are.

Because the exact location of the proposed Green Line station in Ball Square isn't yet determined, planning staff did not have a finished drawing of Ball Square to present.

Remember, these are conceptual designs about what Magoun and Gilman squares could look like in the future; they're not concrete plans for anything happening soon.

The whole presentation will ultimately be available at the Somerville by Design website.


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Lucas Rogers January 15, 2013 at 03:01 AM
Notice that neither drawing shows the power lines. Wouldn't it be nice if we could bury them!


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