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From Parking Lot to Park!

by in Announcements, East Somerville
Posted on November 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Last Modified on November 10, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Have you ever looked at the parking lot behind the Cross Street Senior Center and thought it would be a great place for some green grass, and benches? Well you're in luck! The City of Somerville is in the process of turning this parking lot into a park!

On November 2nd, a public meeting was held to start the planning for the New Harris Park. In case you missed it, there will also be a meeting in January and in February at the Cross Street Senior Center, for invested community members like yourself to get involved in the planning!

During January's meeting, you can expect to hear from the Groundview landscape architects about their design ideas for the project. This is an important step in laying the ground work to create the first park in The East Broadway Business District, so we hope you stop by!

If you are unable to make it to any of these meetings, your voice can still be heard! Just fill out a postcard and leave it in one of the drop boxes available at the Cross Street Senior Center, the Capuano School, or the library. Written suggestions in any language, as well as pictures of ideas for the park can be submitted.

Please visit the City's website on the New Harris Park for more information on this awesome project! And remember, it is only with the help of involved citizens that the City can make this a community supported initiative for everyone to enjoy!

For more information, please contact Luisa Oliveira, Sr. Landscape Designer with the City of Somerville, at

[Note: This is a syndicated post. Read the original at East Somerville Main Streets.]

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