The Planning Board will hear the second part of the Arsenal Mall renovation proposal at a meeting on Dec. 14 in Town Hall. The same night that a retail/residential complex on Pleasant Street will be presented.
Originally, the Arsenal Mall presentation was scheduled for Nov. 29, but the meeting was pushed back a couple weeks. The hearing will focus on traffic and transportation, and the Planning Board could take a vote on the project that night.
In October, Boylston Properties and The Wilder Cos. presented their concept for the renovation of the mall (click here to read more). New buildings with retail on the ground floor and residential units on top will be built in what is now the front parking lot of the mall. Some parts of the old mall, including the link between the building with the food court to the one with Old Navy, is proposed to be torn down and replaced with plazas and more new buildings, including a 12-story residential building.
Project documents submitted to the town for the Arsenal Mall project can be viewed here: http://www.watertown-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/Index/984
Pleasant Street Project
Also on Dec. 14, the developers of 330-350 Pleasant Street will come before the Planning Board for the first time. The proposal includes nearly 19,000 sq. ft. of retail on the ground floor with 99 residential units in two floors on top.
The project, called Water Mills at Bridge Point, is proposed to go on Pleasant Street, near Rosedale Avenue on the former sites of Casey Dupuis Equipment and Julian Crane sites. Developers presented preliminary plans to residents at a community meeting in January. Click here to read more.
To see the documents submitted to the town for the 330-350 Pleasant Street project click here: http://www.ci.watertown.ma.us/DocumentCenter/Index/943