A public meeting is planned to discuss Needham Street this Thursday, June 6 at Countryside School from 7-9pm. The state has long been planning to reconstruct the roadway. This presents a good opportunity to implement “complete streets” and also consider what would be the optimal development of some large parcels in the area. MassDOT will present some of the latest plans for the roadway and the planning department will discuss a vision for businesses along the corridor.
A study by MIT graduate students in 2010 provides some interesting background, including history of the area, zoning opportunities, and environmental information on flood plains, streams and wetlands.