Public Safety Building/Cobble Hill Redevelopment | 90 Washington Street | Somerville

Equilibria

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Breaking this out from the Union Square Infill thread, partly because there are actually three development parcels here.

To the points on the previous thread - I'm not sure it would have been possible to site the community room on the first floor - the only spaces on the first floor at present are the fire truck garage, the front desk, and the booking/detention area. The community room is the first thing you hit in the office spaces.

Public Safety building...design malpractice, more incoherent than not.
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Project website (with public comment): https://voice.somervillema.gov/public-safety-building#folder-29823-8362
November meeting presentation (with floor plans): https://voice.somervillema.gov/9625/widgets/29823/documents/25343
August meeting presentation (with renderings and facade treatments): https://voice.somervillema.gov/9625/widgets/29823/documents/23136

Site plan (note that this is on the back of the site - realigning New Washington Street creates two new development parcels fronting Washington Street).

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Ambitious…but not too shabby. Of course, this project probably spells the end for those adjacent Cobble Hill Apartments.
 

Plen-T-Pak

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Those concept sketches are encouraging. I'd like to see more emphasis on the Washington St corner since that's a key piece in bringing that commercial corridor across McGrath. I'd love for Washington to become more like Cambridge St or Mass Ave, providing solid connections between squares, in this case Union and Sullivan.
 

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