Last week, Cummings Properties invited some MGNA representatives to discuss the issues related to the Green Line terminus station near Route 16. Cummings owns the buildings at 196 and 200 Boston Avenue.
At the meeting, Cummings President Dennis Clarke presented a drawing of a station platform concept just beyond Route 16 but before the river. (The link contains a partial scan of the drawing.)
Those of us at the meeting (myself, Doug Carr and Melissa Bennett) thought the concept was intriguing, although there are many issues regarding the suitability and feasibility of this location, the obvious ones being the proximity to the river, green space that would be affected, what changes would be required to the Route 16 bridge, and the aesthetics of an overhead platform.
Still, we think it’s worth paying a visit to the site to look at it from the perspective of what has been proposed.
So, there will be an MGNA field trip/meeting on this Saturday, March 31. We will meet at 9 a.m. at the Mystic Valley Parkway/Boston Avenue site, across from the U-Haul.
We will follow up the site visit with a regular MGNA meeting at the Wild Oats Community Room starting at approximately 10 a.m.
- Ken Krause