This is a look at Somerville, Massachusetts` Union Square area - the site of a new Green Line stop in the near future. I analyzed the surrounding area and showed how the block containing the new station to the north of the tracks breaks into three parts. The third most north section could be home to a New Forest while the middle section could be an important public space. Plans are in the works for an apartment building on the site so the public or performance space could be carved out of a nearby lot. Notice the eastern side of the train station and the need for linkages through the existing blocks.
Replanning this Somerville neighbourhood is part of a larger initiative called Somerville-by-Design. To learn more about the Green Line Extension click here.