Mayor Stephanie Burke invites you to attend a public forum to kick off the visioning of the Mystic Avenue corridor.
The forum will examine land use and zoning with a view to improving the area’s economic development and examining the possibility of adding a housing component.
The meeting will be held in Alden Memorial Chamber, at Medford City Hall from 6-8PM on Wednesday, January 24th and will be facilitated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council.View Fullscreen
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By signing onto a Community Compact agreement with the Baker-Polito Administration in March 2016, Mayor Stephanie M. Burke began the implementation of safer streets throughout our community to provide access for all pedestrians (including those needing handicap accessibility), bicyclists, motorists, and users of public transportation.
The City was one of the first recipients of a Complete Streets grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for $400,000 to fund several Complete Streets projects on High Street, Salem Street, Winthrop Circle and Boston Avenue. Beyond these specific projects, the agreement requires integrating Complete Streets concepts into all transportation improvements.
Mayor Burke appointed members of the community to a Complete Streets Committee that works diligently within the community to discuss areas of improvements, feedback on projects and brainstorm ideas moving forward. In collaboration with the City, the group is organizing a “Livable Community Workshop” on November 1st at 8 a.m. in the Alden Chambers at Medford City Hall.
The “Livable Community Workshop” is an educational and interactive forum that allows City employees, commissions and the public to learn more about Medford’s Complete Streets Initiative. “This workshop is a great way for residents to gain further insight into ongoing road projects throughout the City, positive ways in which these projects benefit residents, beneficial health outcomes and economic development for the community,” said Mayor Burke.
The keynote speaker for the event is Mark Fenton, a public health, planning, and transportation consultant and an adjunct associate professor at Tufts University. Mr. Fenton’s presentation will be followed by a group walk and an interactive discussion to help us understand the barriers to mobility in Medford and opportunities for meaningful improvement. Mr. Fenton has worked with communities around the country on mobility issues, engaging his audience and sharing his passion for the topic.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday, October 30th at noon to Syrah McGivern at the Board of Health: 781-393-2560 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITY OF MEDFORD
OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Notice is hereby given that the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 will available for public review and comment beginning September 14, 2017 at the Office of Community Development, City Hall, Room 308, Medford, MA. This report identifies the federal funds which were committed and expended during this period to further the objectives of the Consolidated Plan.
Written comments must be submitted no later than September 28, 2017 to Ashley Williams, CDBG Administrator, Office of Community Development, Room 308, City Hall, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155.
CITY OF MEDFORD
COMMUNITY INFO SESSION
Complete Streets Project
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Roberts Elementary School Cafeteria – 5 Court St.
Residents and business-owners are invited to attend a community informational session that will review a proposal for a Complete Streets project in Haines Square. The proposed design will make improvements to both pedestrian and vehicular safety and streamline the traffic flow at the intersection of Spring St. and Salem St. Attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions and give feedback on the proposal.
For more information about the proposal, including a map, visit www.medfordma.org/complete-streets.
For additional information, contact the City of Medford Engineering Department at 781-393-2476.