Jonathan McHatton

Location

Amherst, MA

Joined

August, 2016

Recent Activity

Commented on Manchester Transit-Oriented Development Plan 9 months ago
Public bus service
Supported a comment by Nic C on North Square at the Mill District 2 years, 9 months ago
Nic C
I'd like to echo some of the comments from others that welcome, celebrate this project. And add that much of the surface parking space should be used for additional housing. Perhaps even incorporating affordable townhomes. I understand the desire, need for parking in this area but believe it can be designed into the space with more creativity. I'm also all in for more restaurant options!
Commented on Tewksbury Community Vision Project 3 years, 7 months ago
We should encourage the development of the village centers as complements to the town center. This location in South Tewksbury is a good place for one, but another could be in North Tewksbury at North/Andover Streets. This document explains it well, and can also be useful for the town center: http://www.mass.gov/envir/smart_growth_toolkit/pages/mod-tnd.html
Commented on Tewksbury Community Vision Project 3 years, 9 months ago
I wish that this property looked a whole lot different. The massive, always-empty parking lot looks terrible, and the plaza-style strip mall development isn't functional or visually appealing. This property should be redeveloped into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district with apartments, stores, and restaurants, which face the street and meet it at a sidewalk. Think like Assembly Row in Somerville, but at the right scale.
Commented on Tewksbury Community Vision Project 3 years, 9 months ago
I think a roundabout would work well here to regulate traffic and slow down cars as they travel along Main Street. It would also make it easier as a pedestrian or bicyclist to travel through the intersection. A good example is the one at Eastman Lane/North Pleasant Street/Governors Drive in Amherst, or the one in construction at East Pleasant/Triangle Streets in Amherst.