The latest Visioning Sessions in the City of Somerville’s “Somerville by Design” community planning series for both East Somerville and Davis Square will be held during the week of July 29. Through the informal Visioning Sessions, attendees will be asked to share ideas and goals to help the city create a roadmap for future development based on community needs and wishes in these areas. The upcoming sessions will be held as follows:
- East Somerville: Monday, July 29. 6:30 p.m. at the Capuano School, 150 Glen St.
- Davis Square: Tuesday, July 30. 6:30 p.m. at First Church Somerville UCC, 89 College Ave.
Somerville by Design is a cutting-edge approach to community planning that uses resident know-how to solve challenging physical planning and urban design issues. It makes planning fun, using highly visual, interactive techniques such as “Open Studio” design sessions, neighborhood meetings, block walking and online surveys. Most important, it provides multiple ways for the public to get involved in generating and refining physical design plans for sites and neighborhoods that are driven by community member’s preferences and creative ideas. In 2012, hundreds of residents and businesspersons participated in the Somerville by Design “Station Area Planning Series” for Gilman Square, Lowell Street / Magoun Square, and Ball Square neighborhoods that will soon be served by the Green Line Extension.
Two additional meetings in each series will take place in September and October 2013.
Additional information is available on the City of Somerville website at www.somervillebydesign.com.