Full Circle: Re-Development Next to Train Station

One of my earliest blog posts was on the topic of how the old police station land should be re-developed. Four years later the project is almost complete and my writing on local development comes full circle. 

On Friday November 2009 I wrote my first piece on how this property should be utilized. I’ve always wanted it to be a senior center. Note to developer: It’s not personal. I suppose that there is nothing that would be developed here that I would be particularly happy with. Read my senior center recommendation.

I took these pictures a few weeks ago. Renowned landscape architects, the Olmsted Brothers, designed Memorial Park. This new development is situated adjacent to the park.

While the new owners will have a great view of Memorial park, the rest of us will be noticing how much higher the buildings tower over every other structure, man-made and natural, in the area. I definitely read a comment to that end on Patch.com.

I frequently walk in this area, and I’m already missing the picturesque view of the train station from the angle of the bridge behind the meetinghouse located within the park.

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