November 30, 2015

Funeral home, neighbors face off

Danedri Thompson The neighborhood showdown isn’t over, but round one is complete. Park Street residents expressed their concern about Bruce Funeral Home’s plans to build a 54-space parking lot on the northwest corner of Park and Center Streets. The plans would eliminate two homes and install an asphalt parking lot and a three-car garage Continue Reading

Plum Creek residents voice concern about project

Danedri Thompson Residents of a Gardner subdivision addressed city council with concerns about where a road that will lead to two new schools will be built. Ryan Beasley and Jackie Stahl said Plum Creek residents are worried that a planned extension of Grand Street set to run east of Center Street to the new Continue Reading

Intersection upgrades will alter downtown parking spaces

Danedri Thompson Planning will move forward on a project to expand the intersection of Main Street and Center Street. Todd Thalmann, an engineer with city contracted TranSystems, presented three different plans to council members during a work session on Jan. 9. Thalmann called the first plan he presented the “Cadillac plan” for transportation purposes. Continue Reading

Center Street bridge may not need replacement

Danedri Thompson The Center Street Bridge may not need to be replaced for additional railroad tracks related to the intermodal project, according to Gardner Public Works Director David Greene. The bridge is the only railroad crossing in town that bypasses BNSF tracks. On Center Street, drivers can pass over the tracks rather than stopping Continue Reading