What Do You Want to Know Most About the University Station Project?

There's been months of planning and now a peer review consultant has been chosen. The project will continue to be reviewed, but as it moves along, we want to know what you want to know.

The Planning Board made its choice for a peer review consultant for the University Station project last night, selecting BETA Engineering over PSC.

"While both teams were quite capable, the Board felt that BETA was the right choice," Planning Board Chair Jack Wiggin said.

Wiggin went on to say that BETA was chosen because of their breadth of expertise, including fiscal analysis, zoning and all aspects of engineering.

PSC made their presentation to the Board first, and the members were very impressed.

"I thought we'd go with them after their presentation," Board member Steve Rafsky said, adding that they were "outstanding."

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The Planning Board will be attending the Finance and Warrant Commission meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m., although they won't be getting into specifics of the plan.

The next meeting after that will be on Tuesday, October 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria. This meeting will be a joint meeting with the Finance and Warrant Commission and Board of Selectmen participating as well.

You've heard about the University Station project. We know you have questions. So, what do you want to know most about University Station? Let us know in the comments section below.

WW Resident October 10, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Also, if I am unable to attend meetings, where is the best place to get information on the meetings and discussions? Town website will have minutes posted? Will there be any coverage by local newspaper (print or online)?
WW Resident October 10, 2012 at 05:37 PM
The previous developer provided funds to the town for athletic fields. Any chance the town can negotiate with the new developer (thinking a town hockey rink)?
Choo Choo Charlie October 16, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 222.21 requires that a train horn be sounded while trains approach and enter public highway-rail grade crossings. However, horn sounding upon approach to pedestrian-only crossings at or near rail passenger stations is generally governed by State law. On the other hand, horn sounding at passenger stations is usually performed in accordance with a railroad-issued instruction or operating rule. In order to supplement the audible warning provided to rail passengers by the locomotive horn, some railroads also require sounding of the locomotive bell on approach and while moving through passenger stations. FRA recommends adoption of this practice, whether or not the train will service the station.
Choo Choo Charlie October 16, 2012 at 08:22 PM
A couple hundred trains a day at rte 128. pretty noisy for residential ya think
sean November 06, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Everything could be sold as long as price is right, this includes trash. Trashes from hollywood might carry expensive price tags. Similar to Hollywood, where facts are bended, as long as the story is appealing. So is this condo projects. Zoning policy caused houses extremely expensive here in Boston area (probably only cheaper than NYC and San Francisco). Want to get rich fast? Beat the zoning system.


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