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“What’s Up in Arlington” at the Fox with the Department of Planning and Community Development
May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Drop by the Fox library to learn from local committees about “What’s Up in Arlington” and how you can get involved. Organized by the Friends of the Fox Library, these will be informal discussions hosted upstairs in the Fox Library at 6:30 pm. On May 22, the Arlington Department of Planning and Community Development will present on The Mill Brook: From industrial resource to community resource.
In next couple of weeks, the Department will release an updated Mill Brook Corridor Report. As the source for at least eight water-powered mill sites and mill ponds during the 17th through 19th centuries, Mill Brook is a significant part of Arlington’s cultural landscape and a link to its industrial history. Today, more than 60 percent of the brook is located on private property and is mostly inaccessible. The updated Report identifies priorities and recommendations to establish the brook as a clean, safe, and attractive feature of the community. Alongside this Report, there are numerous other planning and construction projects occurring along the Brook, including the proposed project at Wellington Park, which will commence this month. The proposed project will increase flood storage capacity, open up the brook for passive recreation, and create an ADA-compliant and permeable pathway and overlook through the park.
Representatives from the Department will provide an overview of the history of the Mill Brook and its characteristics along distinct segments through Arlington. We will also provide an overview of the priorities and recommendations, and discuss how everyone in Arlington can contribute to the health of the Brook. Finally, we will discuss the project at Wellington Park that will be underway.