City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades

City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades anticipated to begin in March 2018. These upgrades generally consist of replacing existing brick surfacing with a more consistent, stable concrete surface, addition of a walkway when approaching from the west, addition of a rain garden for storm water runoff, reduction of the stair width, relocation of some bicycle parking to the rear garden area adjacent to Inman Place, wayfinding enhancements for people with disabilities to locate the front entrance including improved signage and paving indicators, and addition of limited seating at the front plaza and sidewalk

NOTICE: Access to bicycles parked under the canopy on Broadway will not be available until after Wednesday, 5/29 at 8PM.


The entry plaza to the City Hall Annex, located at 344 Broadway, is scheduled for upgrades with construction beginning the week of May 13, 2019, weather permitting. This work will take place in two phases:

 PHASE I: May 13, 2019-August 14, 2019

  • Install temporary construction fence around Broadway plaza including sidewalk and parking spaces.
  • Install temporary access signage for public access, employee access and accessibility entry.
  • Install temporary accessible parking spaces at corner of Broadway and Inman Street.
  • Install “Sidewalk Closed” signage directing public to cross Broadway at crosswalks.
  • Locate temporary bike racks to sidewalk bump out across from King Open School crosswalk, and at Inman St. and Inman Place.
  • Install new exposed aggregate concrete accessible ramp from West Place side of plaza including radiant heat.
  • Install new granite steps, railings and Bioretention/Raingarden below steps and granite faced cheek walls.
  • Install new concrete sidewalk and permeable brick pavers along Broadway.
  • Install site lighting and new canopy lighting.
  • Install benches.

PHASE II: August 19, 2019-October 14, 2019

  • Relocate construction fence and signage, open new accessible ramp from West Place side of plaza.
  • Reopen existing covered bike rack.
  • Install new exposed aggregate concrete accessible ramp from Inman Street side of plaza including radiant heat.
  • Install new concrete sidewalk and permeable brick pavers along remainder of Broadway. • Install temporary accessible parking spaces on Broadway.
  • Install plantings and trees.

Throughout construction, the front entrance will be an accessible entrance only. The main public entrance will be on West Place. Bike parking will be provided at the corner of Broadway and West Place as well as at the corner of Inman St. and Inman Pl.

 Map of City Hall Annex Entrance

What to Expect During Construction: 

  • Work hours will be 7 AM to 4 PM, Monday-Friday.
  • “No Parking” signs will be posted; please be sure to check dates/times.  
  • Vehicle access in and out of properties will be maintained but may be restricted for short periods. If you need access and your driveway is blocked, please speak to a crew member on site and they will make accommodations for you.
  • Emergency vehicles will have access at all times.  

 

Information & Assistance:

Questions regarding this project?  Contact Kate Riley, Community Relations Manager, at 617.349.4870/ kriley@cambridgema.gov or Julie Lynch, Municipal Facilities Capital Program Manager, at 617-349-9452 / jlynch@cambridgema.gov.  If you have any special need or disability, please contact us to arrange for special accommodations that may be necessary.


April

Presentations from the Community Meeting and Occupant Meeting are now available under the "Documents" tab on this page. A complete project schedule can also be found under this tab. 


NOTICE: City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades Community Meeting on Thursday, April 5th from 6PM-7:30PM On Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Department of Public Works will be hosting a Community Meeting in the fourth floor Conference Room at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway.

City staff will be holding a public meeting to discuss accessibility upgrades to the entry plaza at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway. Construction is anticipated to begin in June 2018 and last approximately 4 months.

The project generally consists of:
  • Replacing existing brick surfacing with a more consistent, stable concrete surface
  • Addition of a walkway leading to the entrance when approaching from the west
  • Addition of a rain garden for storm water runoff 
  • Reduction of the stair width from the sidewalk to the main entrance
  • Relocation of bicycle parking stanchions 
  • Wayfinding enhancements for people with disabilities to locate the front entrance including improved signage and paving indicators
  • Addition of limited seating 

A brief presentation will be given, followed by a comment, question and answer period. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance:

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. For more information on this project, please contact Julie Lynch at the Department of Public Works at jlynch@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.9452.

Sincerely,

Dan Riviello
Community Relations Manager
Department of Public Works


The Landscape Accessibility Improvements plan is now available under the "Documents" tab on this page. 


The presentation and meeting minutes from the February 1, 2018 community meeting as well as the Committee on Public Planting presentation are now available under the "Documents" tab on this page.


NOTICE: City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades Community Meeting on February 1

On Thursday, February 1st from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Department of Public Works will be hosting a Community Meeting in the second floor Community Room at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway.

City staff will be holding a public meeting to discuss accessibility upgrades to the entry plaza at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway. Construction is anticipated to begin in March 2018 and last approximately 4 months.

The project generally consists of:
  • Replacing existing brick surfacing with a more consistent, stable concrete surface
  • Addition of a walkway leading to the entrance when approaching from the west
  • Addition of a rain garden for storm water runoff 
  • Reduction of the stair width from the sidewalk to the main entrance
  • Relocation of bicycle parking stanchions 
  • Wayfinding enhancements for people with disabilities to locate the front entrance including improved signage and paving indicators
  • Addition of limited seating 
A brief presentation will be given, followed by a comment, question and answer period. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance:
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. For more information on this project, please contact Julie Lynch at the Department of Public Works at jlynch@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.9452. 


NOTICE: City Hall Annex Entry Plaza Accessibility Upgrades Community Meeting on Oct. 26

City staff will be holding a public meeting to discuss accessibility upgrades to the entry plaza at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway. Construction is anticipated to begin in March 2018 and last approximately 3-4 months.

The project generally consists of:
• Replacing existing brick surfacing with a more consistent, stable concrete surface
• Addition of a walkway when approaching from the west
• Addition of a rain garden for storm water runoff
• Reduction of the stair width
• Relocation of some bicycle parking to the rear garden area adjacent to Inman Place
• Wayfinding enhancements for people with disabilities to locate the front entrance including improved signage and paving indicators
• Addition of limited seating at the front plaza and sidewalk

On Thursday, October 26 from 6:00-7:30 pm, the Department of Public Works will be hosting a community meeting in the second floor Community Room at the City Hall Annex located at 344 Broadway.

A brief presentation will be given, followed by a comment, question and answer period. We encourage you to attend, as we value the feedback we receive from Cambridge residents and businesses.

Information and Assistance:
The City of Cambridge does not discriminate on the basis of disability. The City of Cambridge will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative format, and reasonable modifications in policies upon request. For more information, please contact Dan Riviello, Community Relations Manager, at driviello@cambridgema.gov / 617.349.4825.

A complete project schedule is now available under the "Documents" tab of this page.


Please check the "Updates" tab for the most up-to-date information. Construction is anticipated to begin in March 2018 and last approximately 3-4 months.

The project generally consists of:

  • Replacing existing brick surfacing with a more consistent, stable concrete surface
  • Addition of a walkway when approaching from the west
  • Addition of a rain garden for storm water runoff
  • Reduction of the stair width
  • Relocation of some bicycle parking to the rear garden area adjacent to Inman Place
  • Wayfinding enhancements for people with disabilities to locate the front entrance including improved signage and paving indicators
  • Addition of limited seating at the front plaza and sidewalk

Kate Riley

Project Administrator- Community Relations

Phone: 617-349-4870

Email: kriley@cambridgema.gov


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