Peter Calkins

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Commented on Royal Crest Redevelopment 2 months ago
I’m just generally interested
Supported a comment by Lee Bluemel on Royal Crest Redevelopment 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Lee Bluemel
This project could gain state-wide attention as a first NO-GAS development, a perfect response to 2018 Gas Disaster!! This would mean using geothermal and solar for power- NO gas. Could be outside money for that. Other no-brainer features to attract green-minded people and help NA meet its Green Community goals: recycling, composting, water conservation, non-toxic building materials, carbon-neutral building (allows NA to opt in to net-zero with MA climate roadmap.) Parking areas that are underground or that utilize solar panels on top. Plenty of EV charging stations. Grounds that are managed without use of chemicals and pesticides (need to use native plants, study cities and towns that do organic management.) A grocery store on premises would allow for people w/o cars to live there and those with cars to use them less for small errands. A branch of a LOCAL bank. History and natural history panels along walkways to educate residents about the MV flora, fauna and history and give them a deeper sense of place and connection/dedication to place. Maps about local attractions including nature spaces and cultural spaces. Signs in Spanish as well as English-- perhaps Hindi as well? Signage should reflect linguistic diversity of the Merrimack Valley as a signal of being more cosmopolitan, bi- or multi-lingual, and welcoming. Satellite office for Town Hall/public school business/library?? Forgot to add earlier- independent yoga/tai chi studios and/or outdoor area for such classes to be held.
Commented on Royal Crest Redevelopment 4 months, 2 weeks ago
I’m just generally interested
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