Landscape-design drawings add detail to the business district

Capitol Square landscaping (from new drawings)

Landscape-design drawings for the East Arlington business district, detailing the possible placement of trees, benches, and other features, were posted at the Town’s web page earlier today.

The drawings appear identical to those presented at the July 20 meeting of the Mass. Ave. Review Committee, which were draft works in progress, not final blueprints.

At that meeting, the final treatment of the space across from Lake Street was not settled, with several alternative designs presented and discussed. The corner of Grafton Street was similarly under discussion, with the possibility of sculpture or a pocket park.

The drawings show the location of new and existing trees and of benches (including alternative locations), trash bins, bike racks, pedestrian lighting, and other features new and existing (see legend, below).

This map legend can also be found on each of the drawings. Click for a larger view.

Landscaping outside of the business district is confined solely to replacing or rejuvenating trees and lawns.

These drawings are part of the so-called 75%-design process for the Mass. Ave. Project.

Anyone seeking to make sense of these drawings should spend a minute or two making friends with the key, which is on each of the drawings and also reproduced here. (Click for a larger view.) For instance, existing trees are shown as light green; new trees are darker.

The drawings also show black areas and trees that I do not recall from the drawings at the July 20 meeting. I think they are erroneous byproducts of converting the drawings to a portable document format.

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1 comment so far

  1. Moin Kredel on

    This might be very much helpful for the people ,since the drawing shows the location of new and existing trees and of benches (including alternative locations), trash bins, bike racks, pedestrian lighting.Thank you for sharing information.


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