Assembly Square T-Stop Reply

New stop proposed in Assembly Square, between Sullivan Square and Wellington.

Time Frame

  • To be finished in 2014.

Status

  • (9/2/14) Grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony.

Monitor

  • Quality of connections to Somerville that inhibit use of T-stop
  • Quality of connections with Partners Health Care development.
  • Funding for Assembly Line T-Stop.
  • T-Stop design elements.
  • Progress on T-Stop.
  • Air pollution in neighborhood.

Risks

  • Loss of funding due to inattention.
  • Convoluted access to IKEA from T-Stop.
  • Convoluted connections to the rest of Somerville.

Mitigation

  • Continue advocacy for transit funding through Boston MPO and MBTA.
  • Advocate for Partners Healthcare access and urban design elements that will help Assembly Square development.

Background Information

History

  • (11/15/11) Public meeting scheduled after construction contract awarded by MBTA.
  • (5/9/11) Orange Line T-Stop enters Ch. 91 review.
  • (5/2/11) Assembly Row DIF up for vote in Somerville BOA.
  • (5/4/11) Authorization of funding on MassDOT Board agenda.
  • (4/4/11) Public meeting scheduled by Somerville Conservation Commission on Order of Conditions for the T-Stop development.
  • (3/27/11) Federal funding fell through. State funding depends upon agreement among City, State, and Federal Realty to establish Assembly Square DIF.
  • (3/22/11) Public hearing held by Somerville Conservation Commission on Notice of Intent filed by MBTA.
  • (9/19/10) Discussions begin on connections to East Somerville via Foley Street near proposed SSG self-storage development.
  • (1/23/10) Second head house is now in the 30% design.
  • 30% Design Progress public meeting scheduled for 1/12/10.
  • Somerville Housing and Community Development Committee is looking into ways to support a second entrance (head house) to the Assembly Square T-Stop.
  • Design in progress.

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