(Saugus, MA) June 13, 2018 – Town Manager Scott Crabtree would like to invite Saugus residents and officials to attend a public listening meeting on the Northern Strand Community Trail to learn about the project, ask questions, and share ideas. The public meeting will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall auditorium.
This meeting, hosted by the Town of Saugus in conjunction with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and landscape architect firm Brown, Richardson + Rowe, Inc., is the first in a series of public meetings for the Town’s 2.5-mile portion of the project.
The Northern Strand Community Trail is part of a commitment of at least $1.5 million by the Baker-Polito Administration to fund designs for the trail in Saugus, Everett, Lynn, Malden, and Revere. The funding, awarded through the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Gateway City Parks Program, enables the design of the trail, development of bid-ready construction documents, and receipt of all necessary construction permits.
Some preliminary field work was conducted along the trail this spring. When completed, the trail will span 10.5 miles through Saugus, Everett, Lynn, Malden, and Revere.
“We hope residents will join us to learn about this important community project and use this opportunity to comment on the trail design and construction,” said Town Manager Crabtree.
Safer crossings, wayfinding, and landscape amenities are major components of the improvement project.
“This listening session is the first step for this project. The more the design team is able to learn about the community’s needs, the better the project will be for residents and the Town,” concluded Town Manager Crabtree.
The Northern Strand Community Trail public meeting will take place on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium, located at 298 Central Street in Saugus.
For more information, contact the Town Manager’s office at 781-231-4111.
About The Town of Saugus
The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.
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