The Wellesley-Newton DCR bridge linking Washington Street in Wellesley with Concord Street in Newton: Not since the Chunnel connected England and France in 1994 has a project emerged that has the capacity to link two previously disconnected peoples.
The DCR bridge has been in the planning stages for years but should be done by around March and could open to the public as soon as late summer.
BY: ROB BORKOWSKI
The Grossman’s property on Washington Street, vacant and fenced off for years, is on its way to a more productive future.
Wellesley Building Inspector Michael Grant reports the owner of the property, National Development of Newton, has filed for both a building and demolition permit for the site. While the building permit is approved, and site work can begin, the developer still needs the demolition permit in place to begin work in earnest. Grant said he expects that permit will come through for the company sometime within the week.
When the old Grossman’s store is out of the way, Cranshaw Construction of Newton will begin work on a 138-unit luxury living facility for seniors. A part of the building will be built for assisted living. The building will be 150,000 square feet, with a 55,000 square-foot parking garage.