The long awaited plans for the renovation of the Arsenal Mall will be presented to the Watertown Planning Board on Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.
While the master plan will be presented by developers from Boyslton Properties, Planning Board Chairman John Hawes said the staff report will not be completed by Thursday. The Planning Department’s report will presented at a future Planning Board meeting and a vote can happen then.
There will be opportunity for the public to comment on the plans, said Assistant Town Manager Steve Magoon.
Because the project sits in the recently created Regional Mixed Use District (RMUD) the Planning Board gives the final approval for the master pan. Most projects need approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
The owners of the Arsenal Project have plans to add several buildings, most with retail on the ground floor and housing on top. There is also a proposal for a 12-story apartment building.
Other features proposed include a movie theater, a market and a bowling alley.
Some of the current mall will be torn down, but the historic, long buildings that were part of the Watertown Arsenal will remain.
See all the documents related to the Arsenal Mall project by going here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/984
Here is some previous coverage of the Arsenal Mall renovations: