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Posted on: October 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Cherry Street Layout and Plant Selection Community Workshop

As many of you know we have received the FY22-23 MVP grant for the construction of green infrastructure and streetscape on Cherry St.  As part of the final design of this project we are holding two Community Workshops on Cherry St to get the residents input on final layout of streetscape and selection of plantings for the bioretention basins.

These workshops will take place next week at the following times:
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 4-6pm
  • Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10am-12pm
I have attached a flyer for this workshop and you can visit our website for more information regarding the grant (

In preparation for the workshop we plan to be onsite prior (Tuesday the 19th starting around 9am if weather permits, we will reevaluate as we get closer if this needs to get moved ).   At this time we will be painting the approximate proposed layout to give residents a sense of what it will look like.  We are asking residents to avoid parking on the street as we paint the layout so that we can get the best depiction of the proposed project painted on the ground for the workshop events.

At the two workshops members of the City Planning and DPW departments as well as members of the consulting firm Fuss and O'Neill will be on site to discuss the project, layout, plantings, and other project related concerns.  We can either be found at tents that will be set up around the midblock of Cherry St or walking with residents discussing the project.

We would like to invite you and other members of the community to join us for this chance to find out about the project and share your input.  Postcards have been sent to residents of the street notifying them of these events.  The project will be finalized over this winter and is planned to go out bid late winter or early spring for Construction in the 2022 construction season!

We are excited for this project and hope to see you out there next week.  Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.--

Diane Rossini-Smith, P.E.
Staff Engineer
City of Easthampton
50 Payson Ave
Easthampton, MA 01027
(413) 529-1400 x141 (office)

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