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Old 04-19-2012, 02:03 PM   #21
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Re: Fall River, MA-- The rebirth of a mill town

All the street car lines all got magically deleted somehow. but the station markers are still there
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Article about Commonwealth Landing on the waterfront. (near Battleship Cove)
http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/...1/NEBULLETIN01
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By this time (2050) The state will probably be looking to replace the Braga Bridge as well. The Bridge would be pushing 100 years old by this time.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #24
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An idea for a possible waterfront urban boulevard in Fall River

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Old 04-21-2012, 02:10 PM   #25
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UPDATED MAP:

http://g.co/maps/jm9hm

*INCLUDED: New Streetcar Lines, Bike Lanes, Urban Boulevard, New Bridge, and more
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #26
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More information on the BioTech Park:

http://froed.org/pdf/SouthCoastLifeS...ailVersion.pdf

The Fall River "master plan"
http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1160...er-Plan?zc_p=1
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #27
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http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x2722...ments-complete

The area around the proposed "Crossroads at 24" is now complete and construction will start within 45 days.

Crossroads @ 24 rendering:


The Swansea Walmart Supercenter is supposed to begin construction in June according to the Swansea Mall Marketing Director.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:31 AM   #28
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Thats to suburban and not enough urban thought put into that..
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:21 PM   #29
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It's just a strip mall, but it fits the surroundings. It's on a 4 lane avenue near other strip malls at a major highway interchange near relatively suburban residential neighborhoods.

I certainly won't miss the Harbour Mall. That place was awful.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #30
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Any planets to de-tangle that interchange between 24/195? Something about it just bothers me.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #31
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Any planets to de-tangle that interchange between 24/195? Something about it just bothers me.
It's a pain. Coming from the South on 24, you have to merge onto Route 195, get up to speed, cross three lanes, slow down,and exit left all in about 1/4 mile.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any plans to fix it.

The "cheap" solution would be to move the ramp from 195 East to 24 North to the right side of 195 so it's not a left exit. This could be done easily with an overpass connecting to the existing ramp across the highway. The land necessary for that type of project is already clear (or surface parking).

In order to configure it so that drivers on 24 don't have to briefly get on 195, you'd need major re-routing and I don't think it's possible given the nature of the topography. If it is, it'd certainly be expensive.
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #32
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Mayor Flanagan writes a letter to Robert Kraft asking for him to consider putting the New England Revolution's new stadium in the Spindle City.
http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1292...River-its-home
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Interesting discussion...One thing mentioned that stuck out to me is the idea of towns/cities competing with neighbors...Sad that Fall River had this competition with their neighbor about bringing in Sam Adams to the Southcoast...That would have been huge...

I live in Fairhaven (just moved here a year ago) but had the intention of moving to New Bedford...One thing that people in Fairhaven do often is bad mouth NB...

I do the opposite as I volunteer and try to make NB better and help in trying to fix policies set for better biking and better pedestrian access...

I think a lot of people fail to realize that the success of their neighbor is good for everyone. I feel the success for New Bedford is critical to all of us that live surrounding the city...I want to see it grow and become what it could be become if things are done right...Why would people ever want the neighboring city to continue to rot away and get worse!

I lived in Durham, NC for 5 years and the same thing happened there...surrounding towns bad mouthed it, constantly talked negative and talked people out of moving there, never went there to support the restaurants, etc...To them, they just wanted to see the city rot...It's ludicrous to me that you would want your neighboring town to be like this...don't people realize that this affects your town just as much as your policies do?

Anyways, enough of my ranting about this...

I was just in FR to eat with the wife and Pattis Perougis...awesome food and great prices! I hope the best for the city as it will allow all of us in the Southcoast to become that much better!
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It's a pain. Coming from the South on 24, you have to merge onto Route 195, get up to speed, cross three lanes, slow down,and exit left all in about 1/4 mile.

Unfortunately, I don't know of any plans to fix it.

The "cheap" solution would be to move the ramp from 195 East to 24 North to the right side of 195 so it's not a left exit. This could be done easily with an overpass connecting to the existing ramp across the highway. The land necessary for that type of project is already clear (or surface parking).

In order to configure it so that drivers on 24 don't have to briefly get on 195, you'd need major re-routing and I don't think it's possible given the nature of the topography. If it is, it'd certainly be expensive.
I actually heard a representative from SRPEDD recently discuss this very same thing as a problem that will get addressed in the near future...matter of fact, part of the new transportation bill that Gov Patrick recently proposed had this as a problem area to get fixed...
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http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x1959...-of-Fall-River

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Route 79 project begins Friday

http://www.heraldnews.com/news/x9143...s-Friday?img=2
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Fast-ferry service linking Fall River with Block Island to launch next summer


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Any large projections being proposed or underway in Fall River?
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Any large projections being proposed or underway in Fall River?
Mass DOT has started on demolishing Rte 79 to open up the waterfront.

http://www.heraldnews.com/blogs/chec...uction-project

Mass DOT posted a nice video animation of the project.
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Officials break ground on Rte 79 project

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