Elm and Hampshire Plaza Renovation

Plaza renovation project at the corner of Elm St and Hampshire St.

This project has been completed. No further updates to this project page will be made.


September 2015

Removal of perimeter construction fencing to take place by the end of the day Friday, September 25.  Re-opening celebration scheduled for Saturday, September 26.  See flyer for more information (PDF).


August 2015

Work completed: site utilities and drainage, plaza seating wall, group climber carousel, ornamental and regular fencing, dance chimes and clock, sod, plant material, concrete sidewalk and ADA compliant ramps.

Work in progress and remaining to complete: rubber safety surfacing, concrete plaza joints, table and chairs, lending library, interior finish asphalt, and time to allow site landscaping to become established.

*The park is anticipated to open late August 2015 (weather pending)

site utilities and drainage, plaza seating wall, group climber carousel, ornamental and regular fencing, dance chimes and clock, sod, plant material, concrete sidewalk and ADA compliant ramps. rubber safety surfacing, concrete plaza joints, table and chairs, lending library, interior finish asphalt, and time to allow site landscaping to become established.

Project Schedule
In fall 2014, crews completed all the demolition and utility work. Over the summer months, the new paths and sidewalks will be reconstructed and crews will install the new play and park equipment.  We expect the plaza to reopen in late summer 2015.

 

What to Expect during Renovations
The park will be closed to all users once crews mobilize.  No Parking signs will be posted along Elm St and Hampshire St; please be sure to check dates and times.  Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

The Community Development Department has planned a comprehensive renovation of the Elm and Hampshire Plaza. The plaza is located at the corner of Elm Street and Hampshire Street in the Wellington-Harrington neighborhood. The renovated plaza is intended to be more inviting and interesting with whimsical and playful elements and will feature new seating areas, small climbing and spinning structures, a dance chimes feature, lighting, an internal path, and new plantings and landscaping.

Park improvements throughout the city are also guided by the goals of Healthy Parks and Playgrounds Initiative.

 

For questions or concerns regarding this project, please contact Tracy Dwyer, at 617.349.4826/ twdyer@cambridgema.gov  or Jane Demoulas, Project Manager at 617.349.4871/ jdemoulas@cambridgema.gov.

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