The Mayor’s Office and AHF will be hosting an Abutters Meeting on May 23 to discuss the zoning application for the proposed parking area at the Speedway. Since the lot is owned privately by AHF and not by DCR, a conditional use permit is required. Neighbors and interested parties are welcome to join! The meeting will be held at 501-507 Western Avenue (on the sidewalk) and will begin at 6 pm.
Over the past week, the Architectural Heritage Foundation has been overseeing the demolition of 501-507 Western Avenue, a mixed-use property adjacent to the Speedway. Formerly a dog kennel and cat hospital, the building was most recently the construction headquarters for the Charles River Community Health Center. Otherwise, it has been vacant for approximately fifteen years. AHF plans to use the site as a parking area for Speedway users. We look forward to the completion soon of this stage of the work.