217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park

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The City of Somerville’s Public Space and Urban Forestry (PSUF) Division is working to transform 217 Somerville Avenue, a vacant lot at the corner of Somerville Avenue and Rossmore Street, into a new pocket park. This parcel will add approximately .15 acres to Somerville’s open space network as a pocket-park. The City’s PSUF Division will lead a community process and hire a professional landscape architect to develop the park design and construction documents. The construction phase of 217 Somerville Avenue is intended to immediately follow the completion of design.

The City of Somerville’s Public Space and Urban Forestry (PSUF) Division is working to transform 217 Somerville Avenue, a vacant lot at the corner of Somerville Avenue and Rossmore Street, into a new pocket park. This parcel will add approximately .15 acres to Somerville’s open space network as a pocket-park. The City’s PSUF Division will lead a community process and hire a professional landscape architect to develop the park design and construction documents. The construction phase of 217 Somerville Avenue is intended to immediately follow the completion of design.

  • 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park is Out to Bid!

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    The landscape architectural design includes the construction of a new park on a vacant lot that was used for parking consisting of asphalt drive and an area of crushed stone. The project consists of selective demolition and removals, exterior signage, site furnishings, exterior lighting, bituminous concrete paving, permeable pavers, grading, fencing, masonry and CMU walls, water features, tree removals, plantings, and irrigation.

  • 217 Somerville Ave Community Meeting #3 November 30th 2023

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  • 217 Somerville Ave. Community Meeting #3 November 30th, 2023 6:30-8:00pm

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    Please join Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott and City Staff for the third community meeting about the design of the new park at 217 Somerville Ave.


    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Nov 30, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: 217 Somerville Ave Pocket Park Community Meeting #3

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ucT_NCiRQ_OxyLU4KW5wIA



    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • 217 Somerville Ave Community Meeting #2 November 8th 2023

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  • 217 Somerville Ave. Community Meeting #2 November 8th, 2023 6:30-8:00pm

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    Please join Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott and City Staff for the second community meeting about the design of the new park at 217 Somerville Ave.


    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Nov 8, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: 217 Somerville Ave Pocket Park Community Meeting #2

    Register in advance for this webinar:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_44x2xbbvSriIdFSNG1uK-w



    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


  • 217 Somerville Ave Community Meeting #1 October 18th 2023

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  • Rain Date - 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park Listening Session Changed to 10/22

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    Hello,

    With the weather looking like it is going to rain all day tomorrow Saturday October 21st 2023, we are going to push the on-site listening session from Saturday the 21st from 11:30-1 to Sunday the 22nd from 11:30-1. Fliers around the site have been updated, but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or comments.

    Event: https://www.somervillema.gov/events/2023/10/22/217-somerville-avenue-park-site-listening-session

    Thank you and hope to see you Sunday October 22nd from 11:30am-1pm.

  • 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park Community Meeting #1

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    Please join City representatives and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott for the first community meeting. We will discuss what we heard during the first listening session and introduce the design firm working on this project. Please come and share your thoughts an opinions about the space.


    Link to the Zoom Meeting can be found below.


    Public Space & Urban Forestry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: 217 Somerville Ave Pocket Park Community Meeting #1

    Time: Oct 18, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrcuCoqj8jEt26HF46c5pzhHEmRt913sKI


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


  • 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park Community Meeting - Listening Session Recording

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    Please find the link to the 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park Community Meeting - Listening Session Recording below. A link to the presentation can be found here: Presentation - PDF Format

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSFY6AOomHo

  • 217 Somerville Avenue Pocket Park Community Meeting - Listening Session

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    Please join City representatives and Ward 2 Councilor J.T. Scott for the first community meeting. We will discuss the history of the site, the potential programmed elements, and give the community an opportunity to voice their ideas about this space.

    Link to the Zoom Meeting can be found below.


    You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

    When: Aug 2, 2023 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Topic: 217 Somerville Ave. Pocket Park Listening Session

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