'Golden Triangle' project open house Monday Oct. 23

Officials from Framingham and Natick are hosting a joint Open House Monday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, 139 Newbury Street, Framingham. (While technically this is over the district border in District 4, I thought this was close enough to be of interest as a neighborhood event.)

“There will be information available on different aspects of the project and visitors will have opportunities to comment and participate in discussion on each of the key issues,” according to a press release posted at Framingham Source.

“Planners from both Towns, as well as the consultant team, Crosby Schlessinger and Smallridge, will be on hand to answer one-on-one questions about the process, the goals, and the information generated by the work so far. Refreshments will be served.”

There’s more information about the project at www.courbanize.com/golden-triangle, including a map where you an add your own comments.

I’ve already commented that there ought to be a more attractive streetscape on Speen Street, especially north of Rte. 30, as well as better pedestrian crossings from Rte. 30 to the retail areas. It is a missed opportunity not to encourage people working in office buildings in and around Speen Street to stroll to restaurants and retail during lunch hour. On a nice day, there are tons of people out walking there, but few dare try to cross on foot.