MGNA: Medford Green Line Neighborhood Alliance

Information about our green line extension.

Month: December, 2011

Comments due Friday on MAPC Mystic Valley Parkway study

29 December, 2011 (08:13) | News | By: Editor

A reminder that Friday is the deadline to submit public comments on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s draft report from its Mystic Valley Parkway Green Line Extension Community Visioning Process.

The MAPC conducted the year-long visioning process to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts associated with the proposed Green Line station at Mystic Valley Parkway (Route 16) at Boston Avenue.

The study evaluated and addressed issues such as land use and zoning, economic development, job creation, tax revenue, transportation, open space, connectivity, housing, gentrification, displacement, air quality, and noise and vibration, and provides a series of recommendations for the potential station area.

The 93-page report is available on the MAPC website.

Comments can be submitted to MAPC by email to, or mailed to MAPC, c/o Eric Halvorsen, 60 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02111.

Lechmere Station design meeting Wednesday night

13 December, 2011 (08:24) | Community Event, News | By: Editor

The Green Line Extension project team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for theĀ  new Lechmere Station on Wednesday, December 14. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kennedy/Longfellow School, 158 Spring Street in Cambridge.

The relocated Lechmere Station is scheduled to be one of the first stations constructed during the Green Line Extension project, in Phase 2 starting in 2014, with completion in December 2016.

A Lechmere Station design workshop was held in June.

In other Green Line news, the project website now contains the public comment letters that were submitted on the project’s Environmental Assessment, which was filed with the federal government this fall.

GLX Design Working Group meeting Wednesday night

6 December, 2011 (17:28) | Community Event, News | By: Editor

The fifth meeting of the Green Line Extension Design Working Group will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tufts University building at 51 Winthrop Street, Medford (corner of Boston Avenue).

Here is the meeting agenda:


+ Project Schedule and Phasing
+ Overview of Construction Manager/General Contractor Delivery System
+ Overview of Early Phase Bridge Work & Demolition Package
+ Steering Committee Process & Recommendations
+ Station Platform & Canopy Design & Materials
+ Public Meeting Schedule (Winter 2011/Spring 2012)

More information on the Design Working Group and its previous meetings can be found on the project website.