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Broadway Plaza at heart of vision for center

A boldly re-imagined Broadway Plaza keynotes an otherwise conventional redesign of Arlington Center that consultants presented at Town Hall on Thursday night.

Broadway Plaza and Memorial park joined and reconfigured.

Broadway Plaza and the memorial park joined and reconfigured. For reference, the Civil War monument near the center of the drawing remains at its current location. Click for close-up. Source: Town of Arlington.

The fourth and final public meeting on the conceptual design was also marked by skepticism about bike lanes from an unexpected source

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‘Walkshop’ visits Mass. Ave. problems and hopes

Geoffrey Morrison-Logan led the session by the library.

Geoffrey Morrison-Logan of VHB led the session by the library.

Arlington residents took to the streets on Thursday to explore and critique parks, intersections, and blocks along Mass. Ave between Pond Lane and Mill Street.

The so-called walkshop was the second of three public meetings the Town is holding to discuss possible improvements to the central business district, including streets and sidewalks.

Participants gathered outside Town Hall at 6 pm before breaking into groups by site, each led by a staff member from Vanesse Hangen Brustlin, an engineering firm. Some people visited more than one site.
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Arlington Center planning begins

Broadway Plaza, Whittemore Park, sidewalks, lighting, and the planted median on Mass. Ave. were all in play in Arlington Center as the planning phase for Mass. Ave. II began last week with a presentation and workshop at the Town Hall Auditorium.

One of four groups weighed ideas for Arlington Center at Wednesday's meeting

One of four groups weighed ideas for Arlington Center at Wednesday’s meeting

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