The new CVS/Pharmacy proposed for East Watertown would increase traffic in the area, and replace a gas station, the Elk’s Club and another commercial building.
On Monday, Aug. 4 at 6:30 p.m., developers for the proposed CVS will hold a community meeting at the Apartments at Coolidge School, 319 Arlington St. They have filed preliminary documents about the project with the Watertown Planning Department.
The store would go at the corner of Mt. Auburn and Arlington streets, across from the Tufts Health Plan offices.
According to a traffic study conducted by MDM Transportation Consultants Inc., the new project could generate up new 592 trips on a weekday, including 19 more in the morning rush hour and 56 more in the evening commuting time. On Saturdays, the CVS could add 754 new trips, with 70 more during the midday peak traffic hour.
The traffic study did not assume any walking trips to CVS from surrounding neighborhoods, so the additional will likely not be a high as calculated, according the report.
The project would change the locations of the entrance and exits for vehicles, and the developer proposed covering the cost of repair the push-button pedestrian crossings at the Mt. Auburn Street/Arlington Street intersection, according to the report.
The entire traffic study report can be seen by clicking here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15390
Site development plans, including storm water and landscaping designs, can be seen by clicking here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15384