November 16, 2016

Editorial: One step closer

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Informational meetings took place in 2002. The master plan is dated January 2004. Now the transformation of Blackstone Gateway Park, nee Middle River Park, is one step closer to reality.

The Worcester City Council last night adopted an order taking land required for the construction.


The land at 692 Millbury St., which cost $19,730, “is necessary to construct the walking path along the eastern bank of the river with minimal impacts to the wetlands at the site,” according to a memo from Chief Development Officer Michael E. Traynor to City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr.

“The project,” according to Traynor, “is scheduled to be advertised for bid by the end of calendar year 2016, which will allow construction to start in the first quarter of calendar year 2017. The expected completion date for the project is spring 2018.”

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