'Somerville by Design' Workshops to Discuss Ball, Magoun, Gilman Squares

The meetings, on Nov. 28 and 29, will take place at The Center for Arts at the Armory.

"Somerville by Design," an urban planning initiative, aims to create visions for the futures of Magoun, Gilman and Ball squares  and plan for the Green Line. It also seeks to inform city planners in an effort to overhaul residential zoning laws.

There was an initial "visioning session" on Oct. 17. Now, the city has a series of other meetings set up to seek thoughts and opinions from the public.

Here's the announcement from the city:


City Seeks Public Input at November 28th, 29th Meetings for Gilman, Magoun and Ball Square GLX Station Planning

SOMERVILLE – The final two planning sessions of the City’s new “Somerville by Design” initiative – which will assist in the implementation of urban design and land use goals of the SomerVision Comprehensive Plan – will be held on Wednesday, November 28th and Thursday, November 29th at the Center for Arts at the Armory at 191 Highland Ave.  Somerville by Design is the City of Somerville’s latest community planning initiative, designed to help residents and business owners visualize positive change in their neighborhoods.  SomerVision and Somerville by Design are results of funding through a Challenge Grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Program.

Community members are invited to attend any or all of a series of events, as follows:

  • Wednesday, November 28th:  Open Studio, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 28th:  Public Meeting, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Thursday, November 29th:  Open Studio, 11:00am – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, November 29th:  Art Gallery, 4:30pm – 8:30pm

 A project schedule and materials are available on the City’s website at www.somervillema.gov/bydesign


Courtney O'Keefe November 21, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Looks like a cool event...I'll be there.


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