Thanks to everyone who came to the Bangs Center for the second forum for the North Amherst Intersection discussions. The video of the forum will be uploaded soon. To view the presentation slideshows, please click on the images below.
Video of North Amherst Intersection Forum # 2, December 8, 2015
Public Forum #2
Click below to view the "likes & dislikes" activity results or to view the streetscape survey:
The following is an image representing the possible road range under Concept D:
At the conclusion of forum #2, participants received the following "future uses" map. If you wish to complete the activity, please print the map and return it to the Planning Department
Purpose of Forum #2
The purpose of these community forums is to consider alternatives for the redesign and relocation of the Montague/Sunderland Road intersection and, in response to those changes, to plan for the future of the section of the North Amherst Village Center that lies to the north of Meadow and Pine Streets and south of the Mill River.
What will we be doing?
Reviewing results of the June 24th public forum, including public comments since June 24th
Reviewing discussions by the Planning Board, Transportation Task Force & Public Works Committee since June 24th
Focusing on a Concept
Discussing preferences about streetscape options
Talking about next steps
Thanks to everyone who attended the first community forum co-sponsored by the Planning Board, Public Works Committee and the Select Board on the North Amherst Village Center Intersection which occurred at the Amherst Survival Center, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.
Video of North Amherst Intersection Forum # 1
We Want to Hear From You! Deadline for submission of comments is July 31, 2015. Submit Your Comments
Thank you for your comments!
To view comments received as of July 24, 2015 clickhere.
To view comments received after July 24, 2015 click here.
The following are the proposed conceptual designs presented at forum # 1
Purpose of Forum
The purpose of these community forums is to consider alternatives for the redesign and relocation of the Montague/Sunderland Road intersection and, in response to those changes, to plan for the future of the section of the North Amherst Village Center that lies north of Meadow and Pine Streets and south of the Mill River.
What will we be doing?
Reacquainting ourselves with the results of the North Amherst design workshop
conducted by the Cecil Group in May 2011 and how those results inform the
redesign of the intersection – identified as a major concern at the workshop;
Reviewing existing conditions in this part of the village center, through a brief
introduction and slideshow;
Participating in interactive sessions with members of the Planning Board, Public Works Committee and Select Board to examine intersection alternatives and future physical layouts and uses for the village center.
Beginning in 2010, the Planning Department initiated an assessment of the North Amherst Village Center to help inform potential zoning and center design. In 2011, the Town hired the Cecil Group to prepare village center design plans and potential zoning amendments developed through a public process that included an intensive one day Design Workshop held at the Parish Hall in North Amherst. Listed below are some of the more relevant documents from this process as they relate to planning for the intersection of Montague and Sunderland Roads.