WEEK ENDING JANUARY 27
I’d like to thank everyone who joined us last week for our Facebook Live discussion about Planning and Design for the One Westfield Place proposal. I moderated a panel that included Town Planner Don Sammet, Redevelopment Planner Chris Colley from Topology, and the various professionals from Streetworks, as well as architect Harry Peltz from their firm Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, which is nationally renowned for their adaptive reuse and historic preservation work. Please take the time to watch and hear them share details about the process that led to the proposal, insights into the design and planning strategy, and what happens next.
- The replay can be viewed here.
- The presentation slides can be viewed here.
Streetworks also hosted an information session on Wellness and Sustainability earlier this week in the Preview Center, where they held a robust discussion about sustainability measures incorporated into One Westfield Place, such as reducing carbon footprint and emissions, electrification of project elements, and water conservation/managing stormwater runoff. They also provided details about the programming efforts dedicated to the public spaces, which will be managed by Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, a world renowned consultancy that specializes in programming public spaces such as Bryant Park in Manhattan. You can view the replay of this session here.
We’ve also produced a handy fact sheet which overviews the financials of the proposal so that residents can view the high-level information in one place, with a QR code to our website where you can get more details.
As a reminder, you can find all presentations and documents/FAQs related to the proposal at the One Westfield Place Information Center on our website.
Once again, I want to thank the many residents who have made the effort to stay informed. On that note, the Town Council will be meeting on Tuesday night, when the Redevelopment Plan for the proposal will be introduced. In terms of procedure, there will be a presentation by our redevelopment planners, Topology, and redevelopment counsel Steve Mlenak. This presentation is being delivered to the elected officials so that we have the opportunity to hear the details of the proposed Redevelopment Plan and ask questions in a public setting. Public comment will follow, and then the legislative portion of the meeting will get underway, which will include the Council’s vote on whether or not to refer the Redevelopment Plan to the Planning Board for their review of consistency with the Master Plan at their February 6 meeting. If that approval is reached, the Redevelopment Plan comes back to the Town Council at the February 14 meeting for an adoption vote.
And lastly, as the Lunar New Year continues through February 5, we wish health, peace, and prosperity in the Year of the Rabbit to all of our neighbors who celebrate.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!