community review
Connections
What is your connection to the site?

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What would encourage you to spend more time along this section of Main St?

Beautiful public realm like you see in Europe

Thank you for the feedback, Mike. European public realms are amazing and we are hoping to create a similar outdoor atmosphere here in Cambridge!

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

Post these questions & answers at the site & keep it updated! Coming to internet for info in development is crazy & inhibits diversity.

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Are there any other types of retail that you think are currently missing in this area of Cambridge?

The only place to buy the daily needs for living: tylenol, sponges, cleaning supplies, thread, scissors, a measuring tape, etc, is the Target in somerville. An independent mkt that would meet these needs... Read more...

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What would encourage you to spend more time along this section of Main St?

An affordable grocery? With outdoor carts for wide array of produce. Like the nyc bodegas. (Current grocery is terrible).

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There is a small area of green space at the edge of the Broad Canal that we're looking to transform into a family-friendly park or playground. What types of features and uses should be included so that it is attractive to families with kids?

I wish i knew what the full plan was for the new park w giant bird a few blocks away; then balancing the options would be good. But sadly camb doesn’t post this info at bldg sites. Slides or swings that... Read more...

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There is a small area of green space at the edge of the Broad Canal that we're looking to transform into a family-friendly park or playground. What types of features and uses should be included so that it is attractive to families with kids?

Picnic area! Possible a stage/performance area (where bands and entertainment) can happen and people can just sit on the grass and watch!

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

Don't cover up the canal! A new bridge across the canal would be only for show - it would not shorten anyone's walking time by even a full minute - so it would be better not to divide the canal in two.... Read more...

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There is a small area of green space at the edge of the Broad Canal that we're looking to transform into a family-friendly park or playground. What types of features and uses should be included so that it is attractive to families with kids?

Bike racks, so people - can ride their bike there! Plenty of picnic tables and benches - so all can gather and socialize. Only if there is enough room..., a bit of a play area and a parking lot..., possibly... Read more...

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There is a small area of green space at the edge of the Broad Canal that we're looking to transform into a family-friendly park or playground. What types of features and uses should be included so that it is attractive to families with kids?

Make it a "family-friendly" park. Playgrounds aren't an appropriate environment for singles and people without kids, and sort of exclude adult LGBTQ. Also, this is also a commercial office area. Commercial... Read more...

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What other questions and suggestions do you have about this project?

The habitat that supports local wildlife should not be destroyed, and any development in the area should aim to keep the area quiet, free of litter, and not overly commercialized or made into a circus.

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Are there any other types of retail that you think are currently missing in this area of Cambridge?

A book shop would be nice. Cafes and fitness centers in the area are already abundant. If there is going to be development, I strongly support something that is quiet and will not create lots of trash... Read more...

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Street activation is planned as part of the project. What uses and activities would help create a vibrant and fun area to spend time?

Open air dance events are great, and the charitable leases currently underway in the Takeda building to support the local displaced dance community should continue. Please be mindful that an area can have... Read more...

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