A public informational meeting was held on December 19, 2018 to introduce the North Mill Pond Trail Project. Halverson Design Partnership, the firm hired by the City to develop the design for this project, presented the overall initial design concept including the site area, the context of development near and around the project and information about the natural resources and restoration opportunities on and adjacent to the proposed trail.
Additionally, images were presented at the meeting to provide examples of some of the possible features of this trail that have been implemented in other locations. These images, called precedent images, were displayed on poster boards following the presentation so the people in attendance could provide feedback which will be used to help shape the project design. Various files associated with this meeting can be found below.
Since the public meeting on December 19, 2018, meetings were held with the property owners along the proposed trail alignment in January 2019, and a work session with the Conservation Commission was held on February 21, 2019.
The final conceptual design plans were completed in June 2019.
Now that the conceptual design is complete the City is moving ahead with a design and permitting for the Community space along the north mill Pond which will include construction of park space and a trail connecting the Community space to Market Street. After input from the Conservation Commission, Planning Board and the public, the final design for this area will be completed and permits for the construction submitted. It is anticipated that the initial design and engineering phase will be completed by the summer of 2020.