Good news – after representations to the mayor and local aldermen it seems like we are moving forward on fixing Davis Square. Here is the update:
• DavisNow Representatives, Alan Bingham and Chris Iwerks, met with the city engineering director and his staff, along with Howard Stein Hudson (HSH, the city’s engineering consultant) and walked Davis to assess sidewalks and crosswalks
• We have met with the ward alderman and the mayor and his staff to discuss issues and how to collaborate going forward (the city will have a single point person)
• A representative of the original brick manufacturer has visited the square and advised us on ways to repair and restore the walks
• HSH is preparing a report on remedial work to fix the brick/stone/problems
• The city intends to start on the repairs in the Spring
• The city has delegated responsibility for remedial action to different departments (Engineering, OSPCD, DPW, ISD)
• Removal of temporary signs and fixing bent signposts is to be addressed by the city
• The city has already fixed most of the tree lights in the square
• The city has re-seeded part of 7 Hills Park
• The mayor has also committed to reallocating resources to do a better job of litter pickup (It took us 25 minutes to personally clean up months of accumulated litter in and around 7 Hills Park in mid-December)

A public meeting is planned for the second week in February by the DavisNow group to update the citizens on progress. Details will be sent soon.

For more information go to http://www.davisnow.org/progress.html to review progress on the problems or click on: http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/ to view the Punchlist.

Want to join the action group at DavisNow.org? Register online at our web page.
DAVISNOW.ORG
OCT. 27TH, 2018 01:05 PM
A new website is up sparked by the City's ten-year budgeting of zero funds for capital improvements in Davis Square through 2027. The site details repairs immediately needed, with pictures and cost estimates for repairs.

www.DavisNow.org

The 62-page illustrated punch list, developed by architect Chris Iwerks, a Davis Sq resident, is also available at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/


The group's self-description follows:

"DavisNow.org focuses on fixing problems now. It does not address the City’s long-term plans for Davis Square, such as increasing building heights, altering intersections, or completely replacing sidewalks. This is a much more modest scope and cost proposal. It’s just what’s needed to renew the elements we already have.

"We have created a punch-list book of the many issues afflicting Davis Square, which can be viewed here:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/

"We plan to have a community meeting... to discuss what our next steps should be and how to partner with city officials to fund these needed repairs."
DAVISNOW.ORG
OCT. 27TH, 2018 01:05 PM
A new website is up devoted to the City's ten-year budgeting of zero funds for capital improvements in Davis Square through 2027. The site details repairs immediately needed, with pictures and cost estimates for repairs.

www.DavisNow.org

The punch list, developed by architect Chris Iwerks, a Davis Sq resident, is also available at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/


The group's self-description follows:

"DavisNow.org focuses on fixing problems now. It does not address the City’s long-term plans for Davis Square, such as increasing building heights, altering intersections, or completely replacing sidewalks. This is a much more modest scope and cost proposal. It’s just what’s needed to renew the elements we already have.

"We have created a punch-list book of the many issues afflicting Davis Square, which can be viewed here:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/

"We plan to have a community meeting... to discuss what our next steps should be and how to partner with city officials to fund these needed repairs."
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DAVISNOW.ORG
OCT. 27TH, 2018 01:05 PM
A new website is up devoted to the City's ten-year budgeting of zero funds for capital improvements in Davis Square through 2027. The site details repairs immediately needed, with pictures and cost estimates for repairs.

www.DavisNow.org

The punch list, developed by architect Chris Iwerks, a Davis Sq resident, is also available at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/


The group's self-description follows:

"DavisNow.org focuses on fixing problems now. It does not address the City’s long-term plans for Davis Square, such as increasing building heights, altering intersections, or completely replacing sidewalks. This is a much more modest scope and cost proposal. It’s just what’s needed to renew the elements we already have.

"We have created a punch-list book of the many issues afflicting Davis Square, which can be viewed here:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/

"We plan to have a community meeting... to discuss what our next steps should be and how to partner with city officials to fund these needed repairs."
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 DAVIS SQUARE REPAIRS,
A new website is up devoted to the City's ten-year budgeting of zero funds for capital improvements in Davis Square through 2027. The site details repairs immediately needed, with pictures and cost estimates for repairs.

www.DavisNow.org

The punch list, developed by architect Chris Iwerks, a Davis Sq resident, is also available at:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/


The group's self-description follows:

"DavisNow.org focuses on fixing problems now. It does not address the City’s long-term plans for Davis Square, such as increasing building heights, altering intersections, or completely replacing sidewalks. This is a much more modest scope and cost proposal. It’s just what’s needed to renew the elements we already have.

"We have created a punch-list book of the many issues afflicting Davis Square, which can be viewed here:

http://online.flipbuilder.com/havm/ixly/

"We plan to have a community meeting... to discuss what our next steps should be and how to partner with city officials to fund these needed repairs."

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