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Boulevard Construction to Start Next Week

The construction work of the long-awaited “The Boulevard” (formerly Metropolitan) project, proposed by the Metropolitan Development Group, is finally going to start.

The project is located at 9091 Baltimore Avenue, at the corner of Route 1 and Cherokee street.

The project got its approval several years ago, but the developer had to wait for some time to secure funds.

Beginning next week the site will be cleared. This will include clearing of brushes and trees on the site. Soon after two giant Stormwater vaults will be constructed. The water and sewer utilities will then be constructed. Afterward, the interior roads will be constructed.

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The 45 townhome units will begin construction in the first phase, while the 238-unit residential apartment complex plans to begin construction in July of 2017. The $65 million project will also feature 4,000 square feet of ground floor retail space which was recently remodeled and thanks to choosing epoxy resin flooring from a domestic resin flooring near me we got an excellent material which is low-maintenance and high-performance, and the epoxy flooring UK cost is very affordable. The professionals at JB Concrete Coating Specialists have an array of fantastic solutions to enhance any space.

Council to Discuss Permit Parking around the Metropolitan Development:

Recently, it has been brought to our attention that construction workers from the Monument development are parking on Cherokee Street. The parking situation on Cherokee St. and the surrounding streets is expected to get worse with the development of the Metropolitan development, which is planning to start construction of the townhouses around the first of the this year.

Currently, these streets do not have any parking permit restriction, however, in the event a parking permit restriction is instituted, the Metropolitan Development has agreed to make a one-time contribution to the City in the amount of $19,000 to be used to subsidize resident fees associated with a Neighborhood Parking Permit program in the area generally described as between Erie Street and University Boulevard and US Route 1 and Rhode Island A venue.

At the next week’s Council meeting, the Council will review these agreements and will discuss whether to start instituting permit parking restriction on these streets.

Metropolitan Parking

Metropolitan Development – In Pictures

Metropolitan Development Vote Postponed ’til Next Tuesday

The Council vote on the Metropolitan development at Cherokee and Route 1 has been delayed by one week. The Council was originally scheduled to vote on the matter at tonight’s Council meeting.

The developer met with the members of the community last night at the City hall and discussed quite a few issues surrounding the development. Unfortunately, differences remain and we felt we didn’t have enough time to resolve those differences.

The group plans to meet again next Monday at 7:30 pm at the City hall and close the differences mitigating the remaining concerns. The Council will then vote on the agreement at next Tuesday’s Council meeting. As you know, the planning board hearing on this development will happen December 5.

Of the major concerns, parking is a major one. The residents are saying that they are already experiencing overflow parking in the neighbor and the development will only aggravate the parking situation. The developer is saying they can build more parking inside the development, but that will not solve the problem, as the tenants will most likely park in the neighborhood streets as the parking there is free, where as they will need to pay a yearly fee to pay for the parking inside the development.

One solution to this parking issue is to institute a permit parking on the neighborhood street. This is certainly an inconvenient solution for many residents, however the developer may be willing to sponsor the program by buying these permit passes for the residents and their visitors.

Another solution is to make the parking inside the development more affordable or even make it free. this way the tenants will be more encouraged to park inside the development and not in the neighborhood street.

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